An gem-set enameled gold heart-shaped frame, the strawberry red enamel heart
set with the date 1897 in rose-cut diamonds upon a hexagonal tapering shaft painted
with spiraling green enamel foliage against an opaque white enamel ground. When
the shaft is depressed, the heart opens into a three-leaf clover. Each leaf is
enameled green over a guilloche sunburst pattern and contains a diamond-set oval
aperture framing miniatures of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna
and their infant daughter Grand Duchess Olga - engraved signature K. Fabergé,
height 3 1/4 inches closed (8.3 cm)
Provenance: Presented by Czar Nicholas II to his mother, the Dowager Empress Marie
Feodorovna, Easter 1897; Lady Lydia Deterding, Paris
The FORBES Magazine Collection, New York.
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