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    Sale 7772

    Russian Art

    1 - 2 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    A Two-Colour Gold-Mounted and Guilloché Enamel Nephrite Paper-Knife

    BY FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF ANDERS NEVALAINEN, ST PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

    Price Realised  

    A Two-Colour Gold-Mounted and Guilloché Enamel Nephrite Paper-Knife
    By Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Anders Nevalainen, St Petersburg, 1908-1917
    The flattened nephrite blade in form of a sabre, the tapering gold handle enamelled in translucent white over a guilloché ground, within gold stylized foliate borders, terminating with reeded finial, marked under enamel, in red leather Cartier case
    6¾ in. (17 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner circa 1950.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE DOWAGER DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE, D.C.V.O.