A silver paper knife, Ivan Khlebnikov, Moscow, 1908-1912
finely cast, the handle modelled as a portrait of Leo Tolstoy, the blade inscribed in Russian 'To a dear friend-comrade / P.G. Baratov / from E.S. Sarancheva / Tiflis, 31 March 1912', struck Khlebnikov in Cyrillic under the Imperial Warrant, 84 standard
length 24cm, 9 1/2 in.