Stamp Moistener

Stamp Moistener

late 1800s-early 1900s

Part of a set. See all set records

firm of House of Fabergé

(Russian, 1842-1918)

maker

Jade, diamonds, gold

Overall: 6.3 x 5.3 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/16 in.)

The India Early Minshall Collection 1966.478

Description

This stamp moistener in the form of a green tomato is carved out of a single piece of jade. The stem, tipped by a diamond mounted in gold, is removable. The interior end of this stem holds the brush that is used to wet a stamp for letters.

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