24 October 2002
PROPERTY OF A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTOR
A JEWELLED TWO-COLOR GOLD SILVER-GILT AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CIGAR CUTTER
marked Fabergé and with the workmaster's mark of Fedor Afanassiev, St. Petersburg, 1898-1903, with scratched inventory number 16105
Of circular form, overall of translucent purple enamel over guilloché sunburst ground, the circular band within two-color gold laurel-leaf rims, the blade at the top with a gold-mounted cabochon moonstone stopper, on a gold raised base, marked under the base
1 15/16in. (4.9cm.) diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The above cigar-cutter with its inventory number is listed among the items confiscated in the Moscow Fabergé branch in April 1919.
We are grateful to Valentin Skurlov and Tatiana Fabergé for providing information on the above lot.
The most significant bronzes to come to market in years, and a scaled-down version of marble figures from the gardens at Versailles
Explore a breathtaking array of Impressionist and Modern art, to be offered in our forthcoming 20th Century Week auctions, 15-22 June