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    Sale 2162

    Russian Art

    24 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 233

    A Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Vanity Case


    Price Realised  

    A Silver-Gilt and Guilloché Enamel Vanity Case
    Marked Fabergé, with the workmaster's mark of August Hollming, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
    Rectangular with rounded corners, enameled in translucent mauve over a wavy guilloché ground, opening to reveal three hinged compartments, the cover of one fitted with a mirror and ivory tablet, enclosing a foliate pierced hinged clasp, the edges set with moonstone push-pieces and a removable pencil with a moonstone finial, in the original silk and velvet lined case stamped, 'Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow, London,' fully marked inside
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long

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    For comparable vanity cases by August Hollming, see The Kazan Collection of Fabergé, Christie's, New York, April 15, 1997, lot 74 (M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, Paris, 1996, No. 106) and anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, April 19, 2002, lot 186.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Purchased A La Vieille Russie, New York, 1960s.
    By direct descent to the present owner.