24 - 25 January 2007
A RUSSIAN ENAMELLED GOLD-MOUNTED NEPHRITE CANE-HANDLE
BY FABERGÉ, WITH WORKMASTER'S MARK OF MICHAEL PERCHIN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, WITH INDISTINCT SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 554?
The tau-shaped carved nephrite handle mounted with a rocaille, scroll, flowerhead and diaper cagework mount, with reeded rims to a band of white enamel applied with foliate scrolls, marked on lower rim, later mounted as the handle of a desk blotter
the handle 2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
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