18 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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.
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.
M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, Paris, 1996, no. 131
Andrew Graham Dixon on Russia’s avant-garde architects and pre-revolutionary artists