Fine Decorative Arts & Russian Works - April 28, 2012
Lot 43 - RUSSIAN SILVER ENAMEL LETTER OPENER
Stunning Russian silver and guilloché enamel letter opener with gold wash blade. Has a orange iridescent enamel handle with scrolled and leaf silver bordering with figural horse head to butt of handle. Has VIII round cut white diamond jeweled monogram to handle. Horse has cabochon cut ruby jewels set to eyes. Blade holds Cyrillic Faberge marks with 84 silver purity mark and town marks. Holds Nicolai Schepelew workmaster marks. Includes fitted wooden presentation box. Measures 9 3/4" length (24.7cm). Total weight of 4.7 ozt / 147 grams. Pre-Sale estimate $1750-$2000.