Miniature frame by Faberge with Emperor Nicholas II
A round miniature frame in red gold with chased green gold laurels, the frame enamelled in a translucent raspberry red on a moire- guilloche ground, in which green gold branches and red and green gold garlands of laurel leaves, set with diamonds. The portret contains a photograph of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, surrounded with a white enamel border set with diamonds in silver bows. On the top of the frame a red gold ribbon tied in a bow-knot.
The last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, reigned from 1894 - 1917 and died in 1918. Signed Fabergé with the workmaster’s mark HW = Henrik Wigström. His specialties were silver and gold chasing and enamelling. Assayers mark Yakor Lyapunov 1898-1903 St. Petersburg (Probe Meister)
Height: 10 cm
Weight: 194,2 grams
Nicholas the Bloody was responsible for Bloody Sunday in 1905 in St. Petersburg when demonstrators asking for reforms were shot, and the Russian Revolution began. Still Faberge made him a tremendously beautiful, red enamel and gold miniature frame. The round frame is a raspberry red with a guilloche ground, on which yellow gold branches and guirlandes of laurel leafs with diamonds. The round aperture is lined with white enamel and diamonds set in silver bows. The outside border is made of yellow gold laurel leaf. On top a rose gold bow with long ribbons. Marked Fabergé with the workmaster’s mark of Henrik Wigström.
|Period:||1900 - 1940|
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