28 - 29 October 2009,
Price realised GBP 4,375
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A Russian jewelled gold cigarette-case
Mark of Gabriel Niukkanen, St Petersburg, 1896-1908
Rectangular of oval section, the body with sunburst reeding emanating from the cabochon sapphire-set thumb-piece, with vesta compartment, marked inside cover and base
3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) long
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Gabriel Niukkanen worked as an independent goldsmith in St Petersburg between 1898 and 1912, providing pieces for Fabergé on occasion. He later worked for Fabergé in Odessa.
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