A Fabergé Gilded Silver and Enamel Miniature Photograph Frame, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1900
rectangular with oval aperture, enameled translucent cerulean blue over sunburst engraving and applied with ribbon-bound swags and laurel chased bezel, the outer frame with beaded border and ribbon-tied surmount, set on two spindle feet and with gilded silver strut formed as the initial A for Emperor Alexander III, the aperture with a photograph of Emperor Alexander III in uniform with the Cross of St. George at his neck
marked with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, and 88 standard. Also with scratched inventory number 49495. Contained in fitted box
Height 3 1/4 in.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, daughter of Emperor Alexander III
Agnete Kulikovsky, her daughter-in-law
Sotheby's, Geneva, November 18-19, 1996, lot 488