18 April 2008
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
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.
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M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, Paris, 1996, no. 131
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.
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