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A SILVER TABLE LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A SEATED ELEPHANT
Property of a European Nobleman
A SILVER TABLE LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A SEATED ELEPHANT

MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 1613

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A SILVER TABLE LIGHTER IN THE FORM OF A SEATED ELEPHANT
MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF JULIUS RAPPOPORT, ST PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1890, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBER 1613
Realistically modelled, seated and raising its trunk, the head forming the hinged cover, opening to reveal a lighter fluid compartment with gilt interior, marked under base
3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) high
10.93 oz. (339.8 gr.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Geneva, 21 November 1991, lot 417.

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