London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
A 9CT. GOLD AND LAPIS LAZULI DESK LIGHTER,
the gas movement by Braun with piezzo electric ignition, the 9ct. gold samorodok style casing set with lapis lazuli cabochons, one deficient, by Ramsden & Roed, London 1973.
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