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A jewelled hardstone handle by Carl Fabergé,

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carved from a single piece of nephrite in the form of a stylised duck’s head, with cabochon ruby eyes, its upturned beak set either side with tapering rose diamonds, the gold mount at the base encircled with a ropetwist decoration.

Contained in its original silk and velvet lined fitted hollywood case, the lid satin stamped in Cyrillic ‘Fabergé, St. Petersburg, Moscow London’, beneath the Imperial warrant

Chief Workmaster: Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, circa 1908, inventory number: 12904.

4.5 cm across