A gold and hardstone swiveling hand seal, Erik Kollin, St Petersburg, circa 1890
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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the arched handle with tapering reeded ends, the cornelian matrix engraved to one side with a padlock and dated 20 March 1895, the other with a coat of arms, struck with workmaster's initials, scratched inventory number 50037, 56 standard
Illustrated, G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Hofjuwelier der Zaren, 1986, no. 98, p. 140. A nearly identical example, also by Kollin, is in the British Royal Collection (RCIN 13955).