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FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA

Made by: Cartier (Firm)

Currently in storage


About this object

The rectangular frame has a border of two plain edges with vertical reeding between them. An irregular panel on each lower corner has a background of dark blue enamel. To each is attached a piece of white jade carved in the shape of a vase with leaves and flowers in gold, diamonds and turquoise. On the reeded edges are turquoise cabochons. At the top is the Russian imperial eagle set with diamonds. The frame contains a photograph of Alexandra Feodorovna in court dress sitting down.

Object name:
FRAME WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF ALEXANDRA FEODOROVNA
Made from:
Gold -- enamel -- jade -- turquoise -- diamonds -- photograph
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
c. 1955
Size:
H. 8 7/8 × W. 6 11/16 in. (22.5 × 17 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.243
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
MARK: Cartier [Lower edge] SCRATCHED NUMBER: 3537 [Lower edge]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973