Russian Jewelled Gold-Mounted Silver-Gilt and Enamel Frame

Fabergé
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workmaster Michael Perchin,
St Petersburg, circa 1890
struck with workmaster’s initials and FABERGÉ in Cyrillic,
assay mark of St Petersburg (crossed anchors and sceptre),
silver mark of 88 zolotniks,
scratched with Fabergé inventory no. 57700

height: 11.4 cm

 

Provenance:

Purchased for the Imperial Cabinet by Tsar Nicholas II on 15 January 1898 as No. 57700

A silver-gilt picture frame of rectangular form, overall enamelled in red over a sunray guilloché ground, centred with an oval aperture set with seed pearls, and further enhanced with gold sunray strips, the gold border chased with laurel leaves; supported with a slender gold strut.