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PARASOL HANDLE

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About this object

The handle is engraved to resemble watered silk. It is enamelled all over in a translucent blue. In the top is set a faceted square amethyst. On each side is a swag of laurel leaves in silver gilt. Swags are gathered in two silver gilt bows. Around the base is a row of leaves in silver bordered in silver gilt.

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
PARASOL HANDLE
Made from:
Silver -- enamel
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
1908-1917
Size:
4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.166
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK underneath enamel: Kokoshnik right (1908-1917), alpha for St. Petersburg, 88 for silver standard, IB in Cyrillic (Ivan Britzin)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Fabergé Rediscovered"