Russian Imperial Gold-Mounted Nephrite Paper Knife

Fabergé
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circa 1890

gold, nephrite

length: 27.5 cm

workmaster’s mark: Cyrillic initials F.A. for Fyodor Afanassiev

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 16844

Provenance:

Purchased by Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna in 1908 for 225 rubles

 

A large nephrite paper knife mounted with three-colour gold trails of forget-me-not flowers and stylised leaves, marked on the mount.

 

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