New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A GOLD-MOUNTED GEMSET GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL RIDING CROP HANDLE
marked with indistinct initial probably for Anders Mickelson, St. Petersburg, 1899-1908
Hook-shaped, overall enamelled in pale blue over geometric ground within gadrooned borders, the fitted expanding pencil mount with cabochon amethyst finial, marked on borders
2¼in. (5.8cm.) long
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M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.145.
Anders Mickelson (1839-1913) arrived from Finland in St. Petersburg in 1855, becoming a master goldsmith with his own workshop in 1867. He is know to have made cigarette cases and small enamelled objects for Fabergé.
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