Imperial Frame, Carl Fabergé, 1897

Silver and enamel

Faberge frame yellow love large

in the Louis XVI taste, decorated with translucent yellow enamel over a dappled engraved ground, the curved pediment, surmounted by a laurel crowned trophy of crossed quivers and two flaming torches, emblematic of the Triumph of Love.

Workmaster: Johann Viktor Aarne.
St. Petersburg, pre 1896.
Inventory number: 57992.

10.5 by 5.5 cm.


Purchased jointly by Grand Dukes George and Michael Alexandrovich; brothers of Emperor Nicholas II, in 1897 for 140 roubles.