Russian Silver-Gilt & Enamel Cigarette Case

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reference number: RE_039


silver-gilt, enamel

length: 9.2 cm

maker’s mark: Imperial Warrant mark of Lyubavin

assay mark of Moscow, before 1899

silver standard: 84 zolotnik


Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, Riverfront Arts Center, Wilmington, Delaware, 9 Sept 2000 – 18 Feb 2001, No. 49


G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, no. 49, p. 69, illustrated in colour


Silver-gilt, plique-à-jour and cloisonné enamel cigarette case decorated on both sides with Russian Imperial double-headed eagle in plique-a-jour enamel, surrounded by polychrome scrolling foliage on a stippled ground.


Alexander Benediktovich Lyubavin, owner of a factory in the 1850’s at Nevsky prospect 31, in 1893 bought the factory of F. Heinrichsen at Grafsky lane, 2. In 1907 the firm was run by his son, Court Silversmith Nikolai Alexandrovich Lyubavin. The firm was awarded Gold Medals at the Fairs of Nizhni Novgorod (1896) and Stockholm (1897).

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