Fabergé Silver Icon of St. Nina
Workmaster Hjalmar Armfelt, St. Petersburg, circa 1911
Oval, depicting the saint half-length, within a frame cast with foliage and geometric motifs, the reverse of the icon signed V. Gorbunov and dated 1911, the wood back mounted with the Cyrillic letters KhV. 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (8.25 x 5.7 cm).
Princess Nina Georgievna Chavchavadze (1901-1974)
Prince David Pavlovich Chavchavadze (1924-2014)
By descent to the present owner
For a comparable Fabergé silver icon by workmaster Hjalmar Armfelt from the collection of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna (1875-1960), see Christie's, New York, April 9, 2014, lot 54.
C Property from the Descendants of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia
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