Miniature Frame, Carl Fabergé, c.1896-1908

Gold, Enamel and Diamonds


in the form of a heart, decorated with a guillochage of alternating bands of dappled and linear engraving beneath a soft pink enamel, the oval aperture surrounded with a border of rose cut diamonds, topped with a bow from which hang two garlands of vari-coloured gold flowers suspended between two seed pearls, the outer rim decorated with a reeded gold surround, the reverse finished with a mother-of-pearl back plate with a scrolling silver strut.

Workmaster: Johann Victor Aarne,
St. Petersburg, 1896–1908.

Height: 4.6cm
Width: 3.8cm