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PHOTOGRAPH FRAME

PAIR OF SCENT BOTTLES

K. Fabergé, Moscow, before 1899 Gold, enamel, diamonds H. 3 3⁄8 in.

K. Fabergé, Moscow, 1899–1908 Gold, enamel, glass H. 5 ½ in. LITER ATURE

A. K. Snowman, Victoria & Albert Museum, Fabergé 1846–1920, London, 1977, no. K27, pp. 68–69.

P R I VAT E C OL L E C T ION

Containing a photograph of Princess Margaret. Former collection of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden (1930–2002) at Kensington Palace, London. Princess Margaret was born the second daughter to T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of York, the future King George VI (1895–1952) and Queen Elizabeth (1900–2002). The younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926), the glamorous princess become H.R.H. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden.

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a prominent player on the world stage for the rest of her life.

whom she later divorced, and had two children.

Princess Margaret, charming, sophisticated, and the epitome of royal elegance, was a fashion icon and a regular f ixture on the world’s best dressed lists. Although the attractive and exuberant princess gained a reputation as a free spirit, she was known for her generosity to friends and for her devotion to the queen. The princess was married once, to Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (b. 1930),

A gifted singer and pianist, the princess was a devoted patron of the arts. In addition to her love of music and ballet, her artistic patronage extended to her signif icant collection of jewelry and Fabergé, including the photograph frame which contains her portrait (cat. number 30) and the pair of elegant scent bottles (cat. number 31).

A. K. Snowman, Carl Fabergé, Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, London, 1980, p. 28. Queen’s Gallery, Fabergé from the Royal Collection, London, 1985, no. 47.

EXHIBITED

London, Fabergé 1846–1920, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1977, no. K27. London, Fabergé from the Royal Collection, Buckingham Palace, Queen’s Gallery, 1985, no. 47.

P R I VAT E C OL L E C T ION

Former the collection of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden (1930–2002) at Kensington Palace, London.

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Unknown Fabergé  

An excerpt of the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition at: The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN. October 6, 2016 to February 26, 201...

Unknown Fabergé  

An excerpt of the catalogue for the upcoming exhibition at: The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN. October 6, 2016 to February 26, 201...

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