Fabergé Gold-Mounted Nephrite Page Turner

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reference number: FB_197

St Petersburg, circa 1890

gold, nephrite

length: 54 cm

maker’s mark: Fabergé in Cyrillic

workmaster’s mark: Cyrillic initials M.P. for Mikhail Perkhin

assay mark of St Petersburg (crossed anchors and sceptre)

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 54279


The gift from Tsar Nicholas II to Lord Edward Pelham Clinton GCVP KCB, Master of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s Household, October 1896. Engraved: ‘October 1896 – Lord Pelham Clinton from the Emperor of Russia / Presented by the recently crowned Nicholas II on the occasion of his visit in the autumn of 1896 to Balmoral to meet Queen Victoria’


A large  Imperial presentational paper knife with a nephrite blade and a reeded two-colour gold handle, the blade set with a finely chased and engraved Imperial double-headed eagle; contained in a contemporary unmarked fitted case.

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