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A RUSSIAN SILVER CIGAR LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A CHIMPANZEE
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A RUSSIAN SILVER CIGAR LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A CHIMPANZEE

MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT AND WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 14569

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A RUSSIAN SILVER CIGAR LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A CHIMPANZEE
MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT AND WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1896-1908, WITH SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 14569
Realistically cast and chased as a chimpanzee looking over his shoulder at his tail, marked under foot and on cover bezel
4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high
13 oz. (402 gr.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's Geneva, 12 May 1980, lot 233
Special Notice

VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

Lot Essay

A very similar model is illustrated in Géza von Habsburg and Marina Lopato, Fabergé Imperial Jeweller, page 328-329.

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