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    Sale 1989

    Russian Art

    18 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 287

    A Silver-Mounted Sandstone Match Holder

    BY FABERGÉ, WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Silver-Mounted Sandstone Match Holder
    By Fabergé, workmaster's mark of Julius Rappoport, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
    The cylindrical sandstone body with well for matches, the silver rim mount with Greek key decorated border set at intervals with rosettes, suspending chased floral garlands, the silver foot mount with conforming border, raised on toupie feet, marked on edges of mounts
    4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's New York, October 22, 2002, Lot 350.