A Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation boxA Bownite And Enamel Fabergé FrameA Bownite And Enamel Fabergé FrameA Bownite And Enamel Fabergé FrameA Bownite And Enamel Fabergé Frame

A Bownite And Enamel Fabergé Frame

A jewelled gold-mounted bowenite and enamel frame, Fabergé, Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, before 1899, the circular bowenite frame centred by translucent mauve bezel with applied diamond-set ties and ribbon motif, the reverse with gold scrolling strut over replaced silver back, 56 standard, measuring approximately 8.3cm (3 1/4in) in height, gross weight 107.1 grams
Provenance
Prince Gregory Nikolaevitch Troubetzkoy, Imperial Councillor of State, to whom presented as a gift Prince Serge Troubetzkoy, thence by descent to Prince Alexis Troubetzkoy

This fine miniature frame was 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. This enchanting frame is carved from bowenite, which has a lovely pale green hue. The bowenite surrounds the circular picture aperture, which is framed with lilac enamel and glinting rose-cut diamonds. Atop the central frame is a delicate gold bow, set with further diamonds. This wonderful piece captures the style and craftsmanship of late nineteenth century Fabergé work. This object has a rich royal provenance, originally purchased by Prince Gregory Nikolaevitch Troubetzkoy

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.

No. 27580M

£45,000