A Faberge vari-color gold and translucent enamel taperstick, workmaster Feodor Afanassiev, St. Petersburg

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A Faberge vari-color gold and translucent enamel taperstick, workmaster Feodor Afanassiev, St. Petersburg circa 1900 enameled translucent salmon over a guillocheground and with oyster bands, the borders chased with leaf-tips, marked with Cyrillic initials of workmaster, Faberge in Cyrilllic and 56 standard,the gilded silver base, marked 88 standard, also with scratched inventory number 18891 height 2 1/2in. (6.4cm.) Literature: Catalogue of the exhibition: Faberge, A La Vieille Russie, New York, April 22 - May 21, 1983, No. 261