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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 236

    A Jeweled Silver Imperial Presentation Cigarette Case

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF VLADIMIR SOLOVIEV, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 21355

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    A Jeweled Silver Imperial Presentation Cigarette Case
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of Vladimir Soloviev, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917, scratched inventory number 21355
    Rectangular with rounded corners, overall reeded, the hinged cover applied with a diamond-set Imperial double-headed eagle at one corner and cabochon sapphire thumb-piece, one end fitted with a match strike and tinder cord finial with cabochon sapphire, later fitted as a pencil, the interior of the cover with an engraved dedication inscription, 'S. Sorine, from Lord and Lady Jersey. London. 1938', marked inside cover and base, with London import marks for 1913
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) long
    4.7 oz. (146 gr.) gross


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, December 11, 1996, lot 477.