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    Nephrite Jade, Diamond, Red Stone, Enamel, Gold, Siver Letter Opener, Russian

    The letter opener features a bell-shaped handle complete with a red stone finial, set in 14k bi-color gold, having applied cobalt enamel; together with rose-cut diamonds, set in silver; supporting a nephrite jade blade. Hallmarks: left facing kokoshnik 1896-1908, 56 = 14kt assay, St. Petersburg, Iakov Liapunov along with spurious marks for Karl Faberge and workmaster Heinrik Wigstrom.
    Dimensions: 7-1/2 inches long x 1 inch wide at top shoulder of nephrite blade


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    Fabergé: Carl Faberge grew up working for his father’s jewelry business in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1872, Faberge took control of the company. A master goldsmith, Faberge drew inspiration from the fabulous collections housed at the Hermitage museum. He was appointed jeweler to the Imperial Court, where he achieved his greatest fame, fabricating 50 jeweled Imperial Easter eggs between 1885 and 1916. His patrons included worldwide royalty and the social elite of the era. His jewelry designs and sculptures captivated the world. Faberge fled Russia in 1917 following the October Revolution. He died in Switzerland in 1920, leaving behind a legacy for unparalleled technical mastery of metalwork. Faberge’s company continues to create lavishly detailed jewelry and art objects utilizing the techniques and tools reminiscent of the originals from St. Petersburg.

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    December, 2006
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