A Fabergé Gilded Silver Kovsh, Workmaster Anders Nevalainen, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
With carved, pine cone-shaped Mecca stone finial, the curved body accented with a belt of fine beads and with cabochon rubies, the pierced handle decorated with scrolling, floral decoration and set with a coin from the period of Empress Catherine II dated 1769, the ground of the coin enameled in transparent strawberry red
marked with initials of workmaster, K. Fabergé in Cyrillic, Imperial warrant, and 88 standard. Contained in original fitted holly wood box.
Length 6 1/2 in.