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Creator(s): Fabergé (Firm) , Anna Carlovna Ringe (Workmaster)

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

The surface of the pencil holder is almost entirely covered with yellowish translucent enamel on a guilloche ground. There is a row of tiny diamonds at both ends of the pencil. The thumbpiece for extending lead is a cabochon sapphire. A larger sapphire cabochon is on the top of the pencil. There is a ring for fastening the pencil to a chain or chatelaine.

Object name:
Made from:
Gold -- diamonds -- enamel --sapphires
Made in:
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Date made:
before 1898
4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK 72 for gold standard, AR for Anna Ringe, [On loop] Crossed anchors and scepter for Saint Petersburg, 72, and owl for French Import mark, [On ring] INSCRIPTION ---ABER (in Cyrillic) perhaps for Faber-Castell pencil makers (since 1761) [On pencil] SCRATCHED NUMBER 58320 [Lower band]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973