Photograph Frame, Carl Fabergé

Nephrite and gold

A16662 Wartski Masterpiece2982

A two coloured gold nephrite frame by Carl Fabergé,

formed from a circular panel of nephrite, centred by a circular aperture beneath glass held in a reeded gold bezel, the opening encircled by
undulating trail of finely chased and richly coloured gold laurels, bordered in red gold with a three-dot and dash motif and surmounted
by a tied red gold bow, supported on a scrolled gold strut and backed with ivory.


Chief Workmaster: Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, before 1896.

8.1 cm diameter

Fabergé’s lapidaries have cut the nephrite panel to a gauge of only 3.1 mm.