Henrik Emanuel Wigström (1862-1923)
Frame with an enamelled view of Sandringham House 1908
Nephrite, gold, half pearls, sepia enamel, ivory | 9.0 x 15.2 x 7.1 cm | RCIN 40492
A number of boxes and frames with enamelled views of royal residences were purchased directly through the London branch by both King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. They were either directly commissioned, or had their production carefully orchestrated to appeal to the King and Queen. This particular frame was purchased by King Edward in November/December 1908 at a cost of £67 and originally formed part of his daughter Princess Victoria’s collection. It shows the west front of the house from the garden. It is one of three frames in the Royal Collection enclosing views of the Sandringham estate.
Mark of Henrik Wigström; gold mark of 56 zolotniks (1896-1908); Fabergé in Cyrillic characters
Text adapted from Fabergé in the Royal Collection
ProvenanceBought by King Edward VII from Fabergé's London branch November/December 1908, (£67); Princess Victoria's collection. Lent by Princess Victoria to the Exhibition of Russian Art in Belgrave Square in 1935.
Henrik Emanuel Wigström (1862-1923) (workmaster)
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