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A JEWELLED GOLD NEPHRITE LETTER OPENER
A JEWELLED GOLD NEPHRITE LETTER OPENER

BY FABERGÉ AND WITH THE WORKMASTER'S INITIALS OF HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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A JEWELLED GOLD NEPHRITE LETTER OPENER by Fabergé and with the workmaster's initials of Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917 Of elongated ovoid form, the hardstone blade with a diagonally ribbed band set with an old-cut diamond within rose-cut diamond borders, the handle set with a cabochon ruby on both sides, marked on mount, in leather Wartski case 3 3/8in. (8.5cm.) long
Provenance
Sotheby's Geneva, 21 May 1992, lot 400
Literature
Tillander-Godenhielm, U., Schaffer, P., Ilich, A., and Schaffer, M., Golden Years of Fabergé: Drawings and Objects from the Wigström Workshop, New York, 2000, p. 17, ill. p. 114
Exhibited
Zurich, Bellerive Museum, Fabergé, Works of Art, May 31-September 3 1989, no. 73
Lahti, Lahti Art Museum, Fabergé: A Private Collection, March 14-May 4 1997, no. 2, ill. p. 3
New York, A La Vieille Russie, Objects and Drawings from the Wigström Workshop, April 12-May 19 2000
New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art, Objects and Drawings from the Wigström Workshop, June 17-August 2000
New York, A La Vieille Russie, Golden Years of Fabergé: Drawings and Objects from the Wigstrom Workshop, April 12-May 2000
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