London, South Kensington
15 December 2000
A two-colour gold-mounted and guilloché enamel pencil-holder
marked with the initials possibly of A. Adler, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
Cylindrical, the body of translucent pale blue over wavy ground, the ribbed mount with foliate borders, marked on mount, in fitted wooden case, the cover stamped in Russian 'A.I. Sumin S.P.B. Nevskii 60'
65/8in. (16.8cm.) long
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For more information about A.Adler see T. Fabergé, A. Gorina, V.Skurlov, Fabergé and St. Petersburg Jewellers, (St. Petersburg, 1997) p.111.
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