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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 275

    A Jeweled Silver-Gilt Mounted Nephrite Cane Handle

    INDISTINCT MAKER'S MARK

    Price Realised  

    A Jeweled Silver-Gilt Mounted Nephrite Cane Handle
    Indistinct maker's mark
    Of curved tapering form, the triangular hardstone handle with sapphire and synthetic sapphire terminal within a reeded border, the screw base with partly reeded border, marked indistinctly on border
    34 in. (86.4cm.) long
    4 in. (10.2cm.) long excluding screw


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    For a nearly identical cane handle in the Lillian Thomas Pratt Colletion at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, see Fabergé: A Catalogue of the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Russian Imperial Jewels, pp. 110-111, no. 224, illustrated.

    Provenance

    The Kazan Collection of Fabergé, Christie's New York, 15 April 1997, lot 107.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's New York, 16 June 2004, lot 107.


    Literature

    M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, Paris, 1996, no. 131