A Fabergé gold, enamel and pearl miniature frame, workmaster Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1899-1904
A Fabergé gold, enamel and pearl miniature frame, workmaster Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1899-1904
A Fabergé gold, enamel and pearl miniature frame, workmaster Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1899-1904
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A Fabergé gold, enamel and pearl miniature frame, workmaster Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1899-1904

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

A Fabergé gold, enamel and pearl miniature frame, workmaster Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1899-1904

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Sold:27,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

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.

Condition Report

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.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Russian Works of Art, Fabergé & Icons
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