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Lot 493: A FABERGÉ GOLD-MOUNTED SILVER AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL PAPER KNIFE AND PENCIL HOLDER, WORKMASTER ANNA RINGE, ST. PETERSBURG, 1898-1903 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: of arrow form, enameled in bright royal blue over a wavy engine-turned ground, the yellow gold pencil holder with a chased green gold laurel band, 56 and 91 standards
bright and attractive, some small losses to enamel near top and at edge, some chipping to clear enamel around areas of loss
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Provenance: Ex coll. Lansdell K. Christie (1903-1965)
Dimensions: length 4 1/2 in.