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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Frame with an enamelled view of Durham Cathedral

Overview

Creator: Henrik Emanuel Wigström (1862-1923) (workmaster)
Creation Date: 
1909
Materials: 
Bowenite, two-colour gold, sepia enamel
Dimensions: 
11.0 x 15.8 x 6.5 cm
RCIN 
40491
Reference(s): 
XQGF 1995 421
XQGF 1985 I 315
XQGF 1985 II 332
XQGF 2003 228
Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
Provenance: 
Bought by Dr. Emanuel Nobel from Fabergé's London branch, 16 April 1909, (£70); presumed to have been given to King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
Description:

Rectangular strut frame of bowenite, the bezel of green and red gold and the strut in gold openwork. The frame contains a sepia enamel view of Durham Cathedral. This frame was purchased by Dr Emanuel Nobel (1859-1932), one of Fabergé’s best customers, and is presumed to have been given to Edward VII or Queen Alexandra.

Mark of Henrik Wigström; gold mark of 56 zolotniks (1908-1917); Fabergé in Cyrillic characters

Text adapted from Fabergé in the Royal Collection

Further details

Additional Creators: Fabergé (jeweller)
Additional Acquirers: Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
Category: 
Fabergé