Russian Gold & Enamel Imperial Cigarette Case

Fabergé
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reference number: FB_010

1902

width: 9.4 cm

maker’s mark: Fabergé in Cyrillic

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

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

gold standard: 56 zolotnik

Fabergé scratched inventory number 1277_

Provenance

Presented by Emperor Nicholas II to Gustav Baron von Senden-Birban (1847-1909), Vice Admiral of the Imperial German Navy in 1902 in Reval (now Tallinn, Estonia)

The Manolo March Collection

Sale: Christie’s London, 28-29 October 2009, lot 440

 

An imperial gold hinged presentation cigarette case with rounded corners and a diamond push piece. The entire surface of the case is decorated with translucent yellow enamel over engine-turned sunburst rays emanating from the centre. The lid is applied with a diamond-set Russian Imperial double-headed eagle and diamond thumbpiece. The interior is engraved in Danish: ‘Von S.Majestaet dem Kaiser v.Russland / Reval 7.8.1902 / G.Frhr.v.S.B.’

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