A gem-set two-color gold-mounted bowenite and enamel Parasol-handle

by Fabergé, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908

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The globular hardstone handle carved with spiralling scrolls, the gold mount enamelled with bands of opaque white with engraved gold bands at intervals set with cabochon rubies, between chased and engraved foliate borders, marked on base of mount, fitted later with a gold blade for the purpose of a letter opener
8½in. (21.5cm.) long