2 Matching Imperial Russian Faberge Antiques-Enamelled magnifying glass & letter opener-Russian silver gilt- Fully Hallmarked. A Faberge Silver Gilt and Enamel Paper Knife & Letter Opener.Both the letter opener and the magnifying glass are adorned with beautiful white diamonds on the handles. The jewels have been selected to match the pieces and the exquisite craftmanship is shown in the design and details, making this set very distinct.
You can tell that these pieces were created by the work master before Faberge products were mass produced. The magnifying glass also has 4 rubies adorned on it altogether, that are old due to the colour.
You can tell the age of a ruby from the colour as during the day the ruby would be a lighter shade of red, almost pink, and in the evening/night the ruby will be darker and have a bloodier hue. There are 2 rubies on the underside of the eyepiece and 2 more on the handle to resemble a crown. Both pieces have the completed hallmarks. The letter opener has 5 hallmarks altogether; 3 hallmarks on the blade: 1 Faberge hallmark in Cyrillic script 2 The initials'HW'.The other 2 hallmarks are on the wings of the double-headed eagles. The magnifying glass has 4 hallmarks altogether. The first one is situated in the centre of the top part of the handle, it is the Faberge hallmark in Cyrillic script. The second hallmark is also on the top part of the handle on the bottom side, it is hallmarked'oo'. The other 2 hallmarks are on the double-headed eagle like the letter opener. Both pieces have red enamelled handles signature to the Imperial Russian Faberge work/pieces. The letter opener is 26 cm high and weighs 134g. The magnifying glass is 17cm high and weighs 154g.
Both items are in good condition, they have been well kept; the only signs on the letter opener are a few scratches on the blade, the magnifying glass has had a part of the red enamelled handle scratched away in 3 places as shown in the photos. These pieces were not produced by the founder of Faberge, if they were, I would not be able to offer them to you at this price. Please study the photos carefully for the details! I also have 2 other Faberge pieces, one a knife and the other a coin, if you are interested in other genuine Faberge pieces.
The item "FABERGE Enamel Magnifying Glass+Letter Opener-Diamonds+Rubies-FULLY HALLMARKED" is in sale since Monday, June 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Russian".
The seller is "10minister" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.