14 July 1999
A gold guilloch enamel Cigarette-case
by Faberg, workmaster Michael Perchin, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908
Oblong of oval section, overall of yellow guilloch enamel panels with simulated moss-agate decoration within bands of opaque black enamel embellished with gold dot and dash motifs, emanating from the gold-mounted cabochon moonstone thumbpiece in a sunburst design, one end with hinged vesta compartment, the interior of the hinged cover engraved 'Maria Ana', marked inside cover and base
3in. (9.6cm.) long
Mrs. Michael Pugh, sold Christie's London, 26 June 1950, lot 160.
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H.C. Bainbridge, Peter Carl Faberg: Goldsmith and Jeweller to the Russian Imperial Court, (London: 1967), colour illustration plate 92.
London, Wartski, Faberg Loan Exhibition (1949), no.12 p.10.
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