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A rare jewelled Fabergé varicoloured gold-mounted guilloché enamel photograph frame, Moscow, 1899-191414

Property of a Gentleman (lots 1-3, 54, 100-110)

A rare jewelled Fabergé varicoloured gold-mounted guilloché enamel photograph frame, Moscow, 1899-191414

A rare jewelled Fabergé varicoloured gold-mounted guilloché enamel photograph frame, Moscow, 1899-191414

Property of a Gentleman (lots 1-3, 54, 100-110)

A rare jewelled Fabergé varicoloured gold-mounted guilloché enamel photograph frame, Moscow, 1899-1914


Octagonal, enamelled in translucent opalescent white over a wavy guilloché ground within burnished gold zigzag chased border, applied with intertwined varicoloured gold laurel mounts set with rubies, the aperture set with seed pearls, on two gold ball feet, surmounted by a green-gold laurel wreath with pink-gold ribbon twist, the ivorine reverse with gold scroll strut, struck on the bottom edge of the frame, the strut, interior and top mount, KF in Cyrillic, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 23410

height 11.7cm, 4 3/4 in.

Excellent condition overall. The reverse replaced with ivorine. Very light surface scratching to gold, consistent with age.


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Sir Edward Sassoon, and thence by descent
Private Collection, UK
Exhibition catalogue, Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, Skira Rizzoli, New York, 2014, p. 308, illustrated
I. Collins, Fabergé: from St Petersburg to Sandringham, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, 2017, p. 43, illustrated
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 21 June-20 September 2014, Legion of Honour, San Francisco, 18 October 2014-18 January 2015, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, 13 February-10 May 2015