London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
A Russian silver gilt vesta case, rectangular, with pink guilloche enamel, the cover with chased foliate border, marked with cyrillic initials of Carl Fabergé, St. Petersburg, 1896-1908, with scratched inventory mark 26588; accompanied by a piece of card inscribed in black ballpoint pen For Margot, Love, Bobby, May 9, 1965 (2)
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This vesta case is thought to have been given to Margot Fonteyn by Robert Helpmann.
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