Russian Jewelled Gold-Mounted Lapis Lazuli and Agate 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. 51813

width: 7.2 cm

Provenance:

A la Vieille Russie, New York

 

A carved lapis lazuli and brown agate parasol handle shaped as a bird’s head, with diamond-set eyes and a gold diamond-set collar; contained in the original velvet and silk-lined holly wood fitted case, the lid stamped ‘Fabergé, St Petersburg, Moscow’ beneath Imperial warrant.