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Cushion-shaped Parasol Handle
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Cushion-shaped Parasol Handle


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A carved guilloché pattern set with polished lapis lazuli stones extends around the circumference of the nephrite pommel. Set at its apex is a cabochon sapphire mounted in gold. The collar is rimmed in red gold and decorated with entwined green gold garlands applied over an oyster white enamel ground. In each of the interstices, a rose-cut diamond has been mounted with a crimped flange.
Exhibitions
  • Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
  • Fabergé in America. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland. 1996-1997.
  • The Fabergé Menagerie. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus; Portland Art Museum, Portland. 2003-2004.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Fabergé and the Russian Crafts Tradition: An Empire's Legacy . The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2017-2018.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1900, by purchase [from the factory]; Jenny Walters (Mrs. Warren Delano III), New York, 1900, by gift; Laura F. Delano, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1950, by gift.
Inscriptions Mark of Mikhail Perkhin; 56 [denoting 14 karat gold]; initials of the government assay office inspector: Y.L.; engraved with original order number: 3324
Credit Gift of Laura F. Delano, 1950

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Period
ca. 1900
Medium
gold (56 zolotnik), enamel, diamonds, nephrite, lapis lazuli, sapphires
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1841
Measurements
H: 1 3/4 × Diam: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 × 4.5 cm); H with cane: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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