Russian Jewelled Gold-Mounted Crystal and Enamel Parasol Handle

Fabergé
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workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg,

circa 1890

struck with workmaster’s initials, assay mark

of St Petersburg (crossed anchors and sceptre),

gold mark of 56 zolotniks,

scratched with Fabergé inventory no. 51947

height: 6.5 cm

 

Provenance:

Sale: Sotheby’s London, 21 November 2002, lot 122

 

A gold-mounted crystal parasol handle naturalistically carved in the form of an eagle’s head, the eyes set with red gemstones, the gold mount decorated with translucent red enamel over a guilloché ground and bands of gold laurel leaves set with rose-cut diamonds; contained in the original fitted papiermache case.