Lot 26: John F. Kennedy's Personally-Owned Picture Frame
8th November 2017
John F. Kennedy's personally-owned gold-tone and dark wood round stand-up picture frame by Fasano of Torino, Italy, measuring 4.25? in diameter, featuring three inset red 'ruby' gemstones around the perimeter. Accompanied by a typed provenance statement attributed to Evelyn Lincoln, in part: "This small gold, round, stand-up picture frame…was given to President John F. Kennedy by a very dear friend of his, when he visited Italy in 1961. He brought this gift back to the States in his luggage and then placed it in his desk in the Oval Office, where it stayed until it's removal on November 23, 1963." Includes the original Fasano presentation case. In fine condition, with one missing screw from the back. Provenance: Documents and Artifacts Relating to the Life and Career of John F. Kennedy, Guernsey's, March 1998.
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