Russian Gold and Enamel Cigarette Case

Fabergé
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reference number: FB_212

1899-1903

gold enamel

length: 9.2 cm

maker’s mark: Fabergé

workmaster’s mark: Cyrillic initials M.P. for Michael Perchin

gold standard: 56 zolotniks

Fabergé scratched inventory number 55672

in original wooden case

the interior of the lid stamped ‘Fabergé, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa’ beneath the Imperial Warrant

Provenance

Sale: Sotheby’s London, 26 November 2008, lot 200

 

A Fabergé gold cigarette case of rounded rectangular form, finely enamelled in translucent pale blue over a wavy guilloché ground, applied with two-colour gold bands chased with laurel leaves; set with a diamond thumb-piece; contained in its original holly wood fitted case lined with silk and velvet; the lid satin stamped in Cyrillic ‘Fabergé, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa’  beneath the Imperial warrant.