New York, Park Avenue
15 April 1997
A GOLD AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL GEMSET CIGARETTE CASE
by Fabergé, workmaster August Holmström, St. Petersburg, circa 1890, with scratched inventory number 54451
Rectangular of oval section, enamelled overall in translucent red over an engraved foliate scroll ground, applied with chased and engraved rococo scrolls, with hinged match compartment and cover, the latter with diamond set thumbpiece and engraved on the interior 'From Baron Maurice de Rothschild 1913', with circular aperture for tinder-cord, marked inside base and cover and match compartment, in original velvet and silk-lined wooden box, the cover stamped in Russian, 'Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow London' with Imperial warrant
4in. (10cm.) long
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Christie's, Review of the Season, (London, 1983), p.313.
M.Y. Ghosn, Objets de Vertu par Fabergé, (Paris, 1996), no.15.
For a similar rococco cigarette case see Moscow, Kremlin, Fabergé World, (Moscow, 1992), no.237, p.232.
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