Russian Two-Colour Gold and Enamel Parasol Handle

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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 72 zolotniks

length: 7 cm

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.