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An Enamelled Frame by Carl Fabergé

St Petersburg, 1908-1917

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the rectangular birds’ eye maple wooden frame centred by an oval aperture, within a panel enamelled translucent red over a moiré guillochage, edged to the outside with a laurel leaf border and to the inside with a rope-twist, supported on a flush fitting hinged strut.

Workmaster: Anders Nevalainen,

11.5cm x 10.5cm

 

Provenance

The family of James H. Hill, who was a railroad pioneer in America in the early 1900’s and known as ‘The Empire builder’. Hill is referenced in the Great Gatsby, if Gatsby had survived he would have become like Hill, according to his father.