FABERGÉ TWO-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PHOTOGRAPH FRAME, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1894, Triangular, on two beaded spandrel feet and with a pine cone finial, centering an oval reeded aperture surmounted by a rose gold ribbon twist and suspending green and rose gold ribbon-tied laurel swags set with flower-heads, enamelled in coral pink over sunburst guilloché ground.
A Silver-Gilt guilloché enamel nephrite tray marked Fabergé and th mark of Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917 - Rectangular with stylized rounded corners, the nephrite plaque set with a ribbon-tied reeded border and with a ribbon-tied laurel-leaf rim surmounted by two oval cartouches enclosing a vari-colored enamel Imperial crown emanating from a red guilloché enamel sunburst ground and with the date 1613 and 1913 - palm leaves and wreaths surmounted by a ribbon, on ball feet…
From Joan Rivers Private Collection: Crafted in nephrite (a form of jade) and adorned with rose-cut diamond flowers and a seed pearl bezel, the frame features an enamel portrait of Queen Louise of Denmark. The frame dates back to
Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna purchased this frame from Fabergé in 1896, after the death of her husband, Alexander III. It was presumably a gift to someone who wanted his portrait for a keepsake. The triangular frame is decorated in red enamel in a sunburst pattern emanating from the miniature, as if Alexander should be seen in a blaze of glory. The bow at the apex illustrates Fabergé's quintessential neoclassical style.
A FABERGÉ FOUR-COLOUR GOLD-MOUNTED BOWENITE PHOTOGRAPH FRAME, WORKMASTER MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890. Rectangular, the bowenite panel centring an oval aperture within a bright-cut gold border, enclosing a glazed portrait miniature on mammoth ivory of Princess Anastasia of Montenegro, surmounted by four-colour gold flower garland, all within a bright-cut chased gold outer border.
Picture frame House of Carl Fabergé Maker: Workmaster: Karl Gustav Hjalmar Armfelt (Finn, working in Russia) Date: Culture: Russian (St. Petersburg) Medium: Nephrite, silver mounts Dimensions: Overall: 7 x 4 in.