Fan with blonde tortoiseshell sticks and guards with applied goldwork including a white guilloché enamel medallion with Cyrillic initials 'AB' on one guard; signed by Fabergé work master M. Perchin.
The leaf is made of white 'point de gaze' lace.
This fan was probably made in France, shipped to the Fabergé workshops in St. Petersburg so that the work to the guard could be completed.
The House of Fabergé (Founded 1842)
Jewellery firm established in Imperial Russia by Gustav Fabergé. During this time, French was the official language of the Russian court and many of Tsarist society had an affinity with French arts, culture and luxury items.