Gold-Mounted Nephrite Paper Knife

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workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg,

circa 1890

struck with workmaster’s initials,

FABERGÉ in Cyrillic, assay mark of St Petersburg (crossed anchors and sceptre),

gold mark of 56 zolotniks,

scratched with Fabergé inventory no. 54279

length: 54 cm


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’