15 April 1997,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 74,000
USD 40,000 - USD 50,000
A GEMSET TWO-COLOR GOLD AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE
marked Fabergé, workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg. 1899-1908, with scratched inventory number 14013
Of compressed cylindrical upright form, enamelled in translucent salmon pink over an engraved ground, the sides with ribbon-tied flower garlands and spots, the ends with spots on hatched grounds, the ends mounted with chased and engraved palmate bands, the hinged spring cover with a border of seed-pearls, with diamond pushpiece, marked inside cover and base and on flange
3¼in. (8.2cm.) high
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Lord Ivar Mountbatten.
M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.23.
Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Fabergé, Juwelier der Zaren, (1986-1987), no.464.
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