Russian Metal Artworks



    Russia, St. Petersburg

    late 19th - early 20th centuries

    Two-color gold, enamel, sapphire; casting, chasing, carving

    Height 7.8 cm

    Marks: "56" and illegible


    Two-color gold signet-pencil made in the form of a cylindrical twisted column passing through a small leg (neck) to an octagonal matrix with an image carved image of a swan, with wings spread over the noble crown. A pencil is inserted inside the signet in the cylindrical case with a spherical top of gold and sapphire-cabochon insert. Onlay crown and monogram "W" are on the signet handle. There is an eyelet and a ring for hanging.