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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 277

    A Jeweled Gold Samorodok Presentation Cigarette Case

    POSSIBLY FABERGÉ, MAKER'S MARK APPARENTLY GABRIEL NIUKKANEN, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Jeweled Gold Samorodok Presentation Cigarette Case
    Possibly Fabergé, maker's mark apparently Gabriel Niukkanen, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
    Rectangular with rounded corners, the hinged cover with ruby thumbpiece, applied with diamond-set Imperial double-headed eagle to one corner, in original red leather presentation case with gilt-metal Imperial double-headed eagle, marked inside
    3¾ in. (9½ cm.) long


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a California Private Collection