*Austrian 1814 Presentation frame of Baroness of Berwick in 15 kt gold with natural 12 pearls
Austrian picture frame with natural pearls.
An antique picture frame, from the French empire period, circa 1800. Made in the norther area of Europe, most probably Austrian or Hungarian. The main frame is crafted in solid yellow gold of 15 karats and the backing body in .875/.999 silver. There is a hinged part in the reverse, made in the shape of an A to stand on a table and a circled loop to hang in a wall.
This kind of luxury items was used to send portraits of lovers or possible futures marriages. In this case, Madame de Rougier ne Ecipoff, Baroness of Berwick, is shown seated in a two-backed armchair and dressed in a white linen suit of the time. It denotes the blue drapery that represents purity.
Have a total weight of 110.15 Grams and a diameter of 4.37 Inches (11.12 Cm). Just the gold parts have a weight of 29.6 Grams.
Note: The painting looks tempera over a kind of fiber or celluloid.
It is in pretty good shape, with the obvious wear thru the years. Overall, in pretty good condition, was recently completely dismounted and cleaned in all parts.
INVENTORY REF: D0000MTNN/.5549