Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Fabergé photo frame, $245,000, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A jeweled gold-mounted nephrite (greenstone) photograph frame, marked Fabergé (Moscow, circa 1898), sold for $245,000 at Part One of The Private Collection of Joan Rivers, held online from June 18-23 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a silver dog bowl for Ms. Rivers’ dog Spike, with the mark of Tiffany & Co. (N.Y.), made $13,750; a pair of 20th century Louis XVI-style cream-painted canapés rose to $37,500; and a 20th century toilette set retailed by Penhaligon’s of London finished at $4,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles:  Fabergé photo frame, $245,000, Christie’s