A gold parasol handle of tapering shape, overall enamelled in burgundy red over a guilloché ground, the top set with a gold double-headed eagle and encircled by a chased gold bezel, the lower edge applied with a two-colour gold laurel band, the upper edge with a gold reeded rim.
Fabergé Imperial Two-Colour Gold and Enamel Parasol HandleFabergé
St Petersburg, circa 1890
length: 7 cm
workmaster’s mark: Cyrillic initials M.P. for Mikhail Perkhin
assay mark of St Petersburg (crossed anchors and sceptre),
gold standard: 72 zolotniks