28 - 29 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 22,500
Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000
A Russian jewelled two-colour gold-mounted nephrite cigarette-case
Marked Faberge, workmaster's mark of Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, circa 1890
Rectangular with rounded corners, the nephrite sides with hinged mounts in the shape of bamboo, with cabochon sapphire push-piece, marked on mount
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) long
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Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 15 December 1999, lot 292.
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