Russian Two-Colour Gold Cigarette Case

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reference number: FB_088

1908 – 1917

gold, sapphire

length: 9.8 cm

workmaster’s mark: initials A.H. of August Hollming

assay master’s mark: Cyrillic initials Ya.L of Yakov Lyapunov

gold standard: 56 zolotnik

contained in original fitted case

A hinged rectangular cigarette case fitted with a match compartment, the reeded body in alternating bands of red and yellow gold, its push-piece is a cabochon sapphire set in a gold bezel. The case is contained in an original holly wood case lined with off-white satin and velvet, stamped on the back lid FABERGÉ, St.Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa under the Imperial warrant. The interior of the case stamped with the workmaster’s initials A.H. for August Hollming, 56 – Russian gold standard, St.Petersburg, assay master’s initials Ya.L for Yakov Lyapunov.



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