A silver-mounted triptych icon painted with the Virgin Mary within a seed pearl
border flanked by St. Sophia (left) and St. Mathew (right) - signed Fabergé, initials
of workmaster Karl Gustav Hjalmar Armfeldt, assay mark of St. Petersburg 1908-1917,
88 (zolotnik), length 6 1/2 inches (16.5 cm). A penciled inscription on the back
of the icon reads: Blessing from an old friend. Z.Y./August 21, 1913/From Princess
Provenance: Presented by Princess Zenaide Youssoupoff to Prince Mathias and Princess
Sophie Cantacuzène on the occasion of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary,
1913; Dino Yannopoulos, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The FORBES Magazine Collection, New York. All rights reserved.