• Russian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2308

    Russian Art

    23 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    A Jeweled Two-Color Gold-Mounted, Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Cigarette Case

    MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF AUGUST HOLLMING, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908

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    A Jeweled Two-Color Gold-Mounted, Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Cigarette Case
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of August Hollming, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
    Rectangular with rounded corners, enameled throughout in translucent pink over a wavy guilloché ground with a chased two-color gold laurel leaf band on each side, the cover applied with a gold-mounted rose-cut diamond-set Cyrillic facsimile signature 'Nikolacha', the inside cover engraved in Cyrillic 'Buziki-Musics', marked inside cover and base
    3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) long


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    'Nikolacha' was the nickname given to Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (1856-1929) by the members of the Russian Imperial family.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Massachusetts Collector