Russian Jewelled Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle

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workmaster Michael Perchin,
St Petersburg, circa 1890
struck with workmaster’s initials,
assay master’s initials (Ya.L. in Cyrillic for Yakov Lyapunov),
gold mark of 56 zolotniks

length: 6.7 cm

A gold parasol handle of tapering cylindrical form, enamelled in translucent mauve grey over a wavy guilloché ground and finely painted with a laurel trellis enclosing round brilliant cut diamonds, further set with bands of rose-cut diamonds, the top similarly enamelled over a sunburst engine turning and centred by a larger diamond.