Russian Metal Artworks

Photo frame

    Photo frame

    Russia, Moscow

    late 1890's

    Fabergé firm

    Silver, ornamental stone, wood, glass; casting, presswork, embossing, gold-plating

    15.5 х 10.0 cm

    Marks: "К.ФАБЕРЖЕ" ( C.FABERGÉ), Imperial eagle; coat-of-arms of Moscow, "88"


    Table frame of right-angled shape on two silver corrugated round feet with silver figured kickstand on the back covered by a wooden plate (back part). The frame consists of four polished plates of pinkish gray ornamental stone (agate or rhodonite), slightly elevated toward the center. Along the external edge they are framed with silver stripe with embossed wreathy ornament, which forms the right-angled cut for the photograph along the inner edge with a stripe of small pearl beads. The top part of the frame is crowned with a plated silver bowknot. The decoration is in the Neo Classical style.