Russian Jewelled Gold-Mounted and Enamel Aventurine Quartz Paper-Knife

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reference number: FB_024


gold, aventurine quartz, diamonds, moonstone

length: 11.5 cm

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 2573


A rare and unusual paper-knife modelled as an Ottoman sword, with a carved aventurine quartz blade held in a ribbed red gold sleeve, the handle decorated with translucent turquoise enamel over a basket weave guilloché ground, applied with pink guilloché enamel roundels within diamond-set white enamel bezels, further enhanced with chased green gold acanthus leaves and surmounted with a cabochon moonstone and diamonds; contained in its original holly wood case, the lid satin stamped ‘Fabergé. Moscow. St. Petersburg. Odessa’ beneath the Imperial Warrant.

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