Jewellery and Accessories

Paper cutting knife

    Paper cutting knife

    Russia, St. Petersburg


    Fabergé firm, Perkhin gold and silverware workshop

    Gold, silver, diamonds; cloisonne enamel, engraving, embossing, gilding

    Length 19.1 cm

    Marks: "М.П", doublet of St. Petersburg Assay Department of 1899-1908 with alloy number "56"



    Flat double-edged knife with handle. Cylinder-shaped handle made of two-tone gold is decorated with an ornament of alternating oval, smooth, white enamel-lined strips and garlands of leaves with green enamel, arranged on repousse background. Welt bands formed of white enamel stripes; leafy ornament and a row of small diamonds frame the bottom and top of the handle. Belts of white enamel and a garland of leaves with green enamel decorate the top of the handle. A large diamond framed by leafy décor is in the center. The knife blade made of silver is smooth and free of decor.