Faberge Gold and Translucent Enamel Cane Handle

Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1885

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Of waisted cylindrical shape, enameled translucent amber over a guilloche ground and applied with neo-rococo scrolls and flowers, with a lower border of diamonds, and with cabochon ruby finial, mounted as a riding-crop, marked with Cyrillic initials of workmaster and 56 standard (14 karat).
See, Hannah Takula, 'The Last Romantics,' Simon 8c Schuster, New York, 1984, for a discussion of Queen Marie's fondness for riding.