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

MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904

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A SILVER TABLE LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A SEATED MONKEY
MARKED FABERGÉ WITH THE IMPERIAL WARRANT, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST PETERSBURG, 1899-1904
Realistically modelled, gazing at his tail held in his right hand, the surface chased to simulate fur, the head forming the hinged cover, opening to reveal a lighter fluid compartment with gilt interior and cover, the hollow tail providing the outlet for the taper, marked under base
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
32.6 oz. (923.4 gr.)
Provenance
Acquired by the grandmother of the present owner, circa 1950.
By descent to the present owner.
Special Notice

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

For comparable models, see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé Imperial Craftsman and His World, London, 2000, p. 118, no. 185 and Christie's, New York, 19 October 2001, lot 90.

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