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FRAME WITH MINIATURE OF QUEEN LOUISE OF DENMARK

Made by: Mikhail Evlampievich Perkhin

On view in: Icon Room


About this object

The frame has an engraved background with pale blue translucent enamel over chevron engine turning. The oval for the miniature has two borders, one of beading and the other of engraved laurel leaves. The outer edge of the frame is reeded and entwined with a pink gilt ribbon. The miniature profile is of Queen Louise of Denmark (1817-1898), bust-sized and facing to the right. It is based on a photograph by the Danish studio Hansen & Weller (ca. 1892). The back is ivory.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
FRAME WITH MINIATURE OF QUEEN LOUISE OF DENMARK
Made from:
Silver gilt -- enamel -- watercolor on ivory -- glass
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1886-1898
Size:
8.6 × 7 cm (3 3/8 × 2 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.178
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK base: 1. crossed scepters and anchor for St. Petersburg with 84 for the silver standard; 2. MP in Cyrillic (initials of workmaster Mikhail Perkhin); the strut: MP in Cyrillic; Fabergé in Cyrillic; 84 and crossed anchors INSCRIPTION scratch mark 45117 On base
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé at Hillwood","Russian Enamels: Kievan Rus to Fabergé","Fabergé Rediscovered"