Fabergé photo frame among lots at Sworders’ jewellery auction

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 December 2017

The Faberge photo frame that sold for £30,000. Picture: STEPHEN BAKER

The Faberge photo frame that sold for £30,000. Picture: STEPHEN BAKER

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A tiny Fabergé gold and silver photograph frame sold for £30,000 in auction at Sworders’ Jewellery and Silver sale on in Stansted on November 22.

The diamond and pearl-bedecked triangular frame, is just 50mm by 53mm and dates between 1893 and 1903.

Signed Fabergé, it is the work of Johan Viktor Aarnean of the St Petersburg workshop. Other jewellery highlights in lot of over 600 items included a diamond ring of 4.27 carats that sold for £8,000, a Victorian emerald ring that went for £5,000 and a George III gold snuffbox, dating to 1809 and made in London by Alexander J Strachan. The hand-engraved inscription inside the lid read “From a Sincere friend”, while the interior base showed an earl’s coronet with monogram below and the message “37, Chesham Place. Finder will be Rewarded”. It sold for £4,200.

Among the silver was a late 17th century Scandinavian tankard presented as the winner’s trophy for the 1885 Bembridge Regatta. Ity sold for £4,000.

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