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    Sale 5954

    Russian Art

    11 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 81

    A RUSSIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL COMBINED LETTER OPENER AND PENCIL

    MARK OF FABERGÉ WORKMASTER A.R, "88" STANDARD, INVENTORY NUMBER 8988, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896/1908

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    A RUSSIAN SILVER AND ENAMEL COMBINED LETTER OPENER AND PENCIL
    MARK OF FABERGÉ WORKMASTER A.R, "88" STANDARD, INVENTORY NUMBER 8988, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896/1908
    The handle with translucent lime-green enamel over wavy engine turning and gold-coloured mount, fitted with a sliding, cabochon-set rock-crystal thumbpiece revealing the pencil inside the handle, with tapering silver blade, contained in original red leather case lined in cream velvet and oyster silk
    5½ in. (13.9 cm.) long


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