20 May 2015
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER CIGARETTE CASE
MARKED FABERGÉ, WITH THE WORKMASTER'S MARK OF AUGUST HOLLMING, ST. PETERSBURG, CIRCA 1913, SCRATCHED INVENTORY NUMBERS 17925 AND 22511
Rectangular, of curved section, reeded overall and with cabochon sapphire thumbpiece, gilt interior, the inside cover with later inscription, marked inside cover and base, with English import marks for R. Landstone and Co., London, 1909, in the original fitted silk-lined case stamped in Russian 'Fabergé St. Petersburg Moscow London' beneath the Imperial warrant
3 in. (7.7 cm.) long
Purchased by Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich (1878-1918) from Fabergé’s London branch on December 29, 1913 for £7 (as inventory number 17925). Returned on January 12, 1914.
Purchased by Nicholas Fabergé from Fabergé’s London branch on June 5, 1914 for £4, 15 shillings (as inventory number 22511).
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