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Frame with Miniature of Prince Nikolai Iusupov

Made by: Fabergé __Firm __Frame ||Aarne, Johan Victor __Workmaster

On view in: Adirondack Building

About this object

Tiny gold frame is enamelled in pink over an engraved ground with a circlet of tiny diamonds on inside and above a red gold bowknot. Frame rests on a bowknot and leaves carved in red and green gold. All this rests on a white agate pedestal with three ball feet in gold. About the pedestal are swags of drapery and flowers carved in red, green and white gold and suspended from three tiny cabochon rubies. The frame is set with a miniature of Prince Nikolai Iusupov. Miniature is not original to frame.

Object name:
Frame with Miniature of Prince Nikolai Iusupov
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- diamonds -- rubies -- white agate -- mother of pearl -- ivory
Made in:
RUSSIA: Saint Petersburg
Date made:
overall __3.44 IN
overall __8.73 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __under base of column: 56 for gold standard, Ya L in Cyrillic (Yakov Liapunov, assayer for St Petersburg in 1899-1903), Fabergé in Cyrillic, VA in Cyrillic (initials of workmaster Johan Viktor Aarne), scratch mark 3358
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","Fabergé Rediscovered"