A Fabergé Red Enamel And Gold Miniature Picture Frame
A Fabergé red enamel and gold miniature frame, the oval frame enamelled raspberry red with a sunray guilloché ground, the oval aperture with gold laurel leaf border, the outside border with gold bead decoration, fine bone back, scroll design gold easel, overall dimensions 6.2 x 4.1cm, workmaster Victor Aarne, St Petersburg, 1896-1904, gross weight 45 grams.
A dainty and luxurious miniature picture frame, made by Fabergé. Fabergé was established in St Petersburg in 1842, and by the late nineteenth century, was Russia’s largest and best-known jewellery house. The house has become known for their royal commissions and their close ties to the family of Tsar Nicholas II. The frame is oval shaped, with a wonderful deep red guilloche enamel background. The picture aperture is framed with bright yellow gold with neoclassical style laurel motifs, and the frame is edged with further gold. This piece bears signatures for workmaster Victor Aarne, whose specialisation at Fabergé was picture frames. This wonderful piece reflects the style and craftsmanship of Fabergé at his peak..
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.