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A SILVER-MOUNTED BRICK MATCH HOLDER
A SILVER-MOUNTED BRICK MATCH HOLDER

BY FABERGÉ, MOSCOW, CIRCA 1890

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A SILVER-MOUNTED BRICK MATCH HOLDER
by Fabergé, Moscow, circa 1890
The rectangular brick with two compartments mounted on two sides with a silver satyrs, the brick marked on the base 'Gusarev brick factory in Moscow', apparently unmarked, in original fitted case stamped 'K. Fabergé' with Imperial warrant
4 5/8in. (12cm.) long
Provenance
A La Vieille Russie, New York, April 1982
Literature
von Solodkoff, A. Masterpieces from the House of Fabergé, New York, 1984, p.173, ill.
Forbes, C. & Tromeur-Brenner, R. Fabergé, The Forbes Collection, New York, 1999, p. 238, ill. p. 239
Exhibited
Virginia/Minneapolis/Chicago, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Fabergé, Selections from The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1983, no. 6, p. 11
Fort Worth, The Kimbell Art Museum, Fabergé, The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1983, no. 67
Detroit, The Detroit Institue of Arts, Fabergé, The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1984, no. 36
Edinburgh, The Fine Art Society, Fabergé and the Edwardians, 1987, no. 5, ill.
Aberdeen, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Fabergé and the Edwardians, 1987, no. 5, ill.
New York, Place des Antiquaires, Fabergé Silver from The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1987/88, no cat.
Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Fabergé Silver from The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1988, no cat.
Atlanta, The High Museum Antiques Show, Fabergé Silver from The Forbes Magazine Collection, 1988, no cat.

Lot Essay

A similar silver-mounted brick match holder is in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen of England and was exhibited in London, Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace, Fabergé, March 1995-January 1996, no. 199
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