A Fabergé gold, enamel and pearl miniature frame, workmaster Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1899-1904
of shaped rectangular form, the two oval apertures within a ridged gold border on a ground of translucent pink enamel, the corners set with pearls hung with four-colour gold floral swags, ribbon tie surmount, the mother-of-pearl back with a silver-gilt scroll strut, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard, the strut 84 standard
height 4.3cm, 1¾in.
One pearl missing, visible in the catalogue image. The oval apertures with loose borders and glass and the right festoon slightly loose. The bottom left corner of the mother-of-pear back with a small chip (approximately 4mm wide). Two small screws missing. The top festoons of slightly different lengths, the right one with a possible later addition/restoration, extending over the top bow.
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