A RUSSIAN GEM-SET SILVER-MOUNTED AND SANDSTONE MATCH HOLDER IN THE FORM OF A RHINOCEROS
A RUSSIAN GEM-SET SILVER-MOUNTED AND SANDSTONE MATCH HOLDER IN THE FORM OF A RHINOCEROS

MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER INDISTINCT

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A RUSSIAN GEM-SET SILVER-MOUNTED AND SANDSTONE MATCH HOLDER IN THE FORM OF A RHINOCEROS
MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER INDISTINCT
Ovoid, the sandstone body with well for matches, with silver mounts formed as a horn, ears, feet and tail, the eyes set with cabochon rubies, marked throughout
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) long
Provenance
Christian de Guigné II and thence by descent.
Literature
G. von Habsburg, Fabergé in America, New York, 1996, p. 52, no. 35.
Exhibited
The Faberge´ Menagerie, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 2003, cat. no. 106.
Fabergé in America, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1996, cat. 35, p. 52.

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For a similar Gem-Set Silver-Mounted and Sandstone Match Holder in the Form of an Elephant, see Christie's King Street, 25 November 2013, lot 225.

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