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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    A Silver-Gilt and Cloisonné Enamel Cigarette Case

    MARKED K. FABERGÉ WITH IMPERIAL WARRANT, MOSCOW, 1908-1917, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 31156

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    With Wartski, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a California Private Collection