Russian Jewelled Gold and Enamel Riding Crop Handle

Fabergé
This Item has been sold

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

length: 6 cm

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Provenance:

Queen Marie of Romania Forbes Collection, New York

Literature:

Ch. Forbes, R. Tromeur-Brenner, Fabergé: The Forbes Collection, 1999, illustrated p. 178

A two-colour gold riding crop handle of a waisted cylindrical form, overall enamelled in translucent orange over basket-weave engine-turning, overlaid with gold rocaille scrolls and flower motifs, surmounted by a cabochon ruby finial, the lower rim decorated with a band of diamonds.