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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 278

    A Jeweled Gold-Mounted Nephrite Paper Knife

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF GABRIEL NIUKKANEN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

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    A Jeweled Gold-Mounted Nephrite Paper Knife
    Marked Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Gabriel Niukkanen, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
    The translucent nephrite blade in the form of a sword, with gold cross guard set with rose-cut diamonds and cabochon sapphires and rubies, the openwork gold pommel set with rose-cut diamonds and cabochon rubies, with a gold suspension loop, marked on pommel and suspension loop
    5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) long, excluding suspension loop


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a California Private Collection