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A SILVER TABLE LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A SEATED BABOON
A SILVER TABLE LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A SEATED BABOON

MARKED WITH THE CYRILLIC INITIALS OF THE FIRST SILVER ARTEL, MARKED AND RETAILED BY FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917

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A SILVER TABLE LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A SEATED BABOON
marked with the cyrillic initials of the First Silver Artel, marked and retailed by Fabergé with the Imperial warrant, St. Petersburg, 1908-1917
Realistically modelled, the contemplative baboon gazing, holding in his right hand his tail, the surface finely chased to simulate fur, his hinged head opening to reveal the lighter fluid compartment with silver-gilt cover, the hollow tail providing the outlet for the taper, marked on the base
4in. (10cm.) high
130oz. (406gr.)

Lot Essay

For a similar silver table lighter see A La Vieille Russie (New York, 1983) n. 404, ill. p. 114 and Unknown Treasures of Russia from the Collection of the State Treasury of Russia (Gokhran), (Berlin, 1998) p. 59, illustration n. 60
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