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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Frame with an enamelled view of Sandringham House


Creator: Henrik Emanuel Wigström (1862-1923) (workmaster)
Creation Date: 
Materials and techniques: 
Nephrite, gold, half pearls, sepia enamel, ivory
9.0 x 15.2 x 7.1 cm
XQGF 1985 I 333
XQGF 1985 II 314
XQGF 1995 344
XQGF 2003 226
Acquirer: King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
Bought 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.

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

Further details

Additional Creators: Fabergé (jeweller)
Additional Acquirers: Princess Victoria of Wales, 2nd daughter of Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1868-1935)