18 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 181,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Cigarette Case
Marked K. Fabergé with Imperial warrant, Moscow, 1908-1917, scratched inventory number 31156
Rectangular with rounded corners, depicting a hunter with his prey within a sunlit winter landscape in varicolored shaded enamel, with garnet pushpiece, in original silk lined wood case stamped 'Fabergé St. Petersburg, Moscow, London', marked inside
4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long
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Although not marked with his initials, the cigarette case is undoubtedly the work of Feodor Rückert, much of whose work was retailed by Fabergé.
With Wartski, London.
Property from a California Private Collection