A Fabergé Carved Agate, Gold and Enamel Gardening Knife, Workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, circa 1890. photo courtesy Sotheby's

the handle carved as a snail climbing a stem with the shell serving as the knop, with a gold collar and a longer, multicolored matt enamel collar in gold cagework and a steel blade; length 4 1/8 in. (excluding blade) - Estimate 40,000—60,000 USD Lot Sold 140,500 USD

marked with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, and 56 standard, also with scratched inventory number 1301

Sotheby's. Important Russian Enamels and Fabergé from a New York Private Collection. 04 Nov 10 New York www.sothebys.com