24 - 25 January 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A RUSSIAN SILVER CIGARETTE-CASE
ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-1917, MAKER'S MARK AA PROBABLY FOR ANDREI ADLER
Oblong, the sides, base and hinged cover chased with fanned reeding emanating from opposite angles, the cover applied with gold Imperial Russian arms, with a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece, marked inside base and cover
3 in. (9. cm.) long
gross weight 3 oz. (119 gr.)
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Valentin Skurlov lists this mark as that of Andrei Adler as a workmaster supplying Fabergé (T. Fabergé, A. Gorina, V. Skurlov, Fabergé and St. Petersburg Jewellery, St. Petersburg, 1997, p. 111).
This lot is offered without reserve. No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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