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Lot 491: A FABERGÉ GEM-SET GOLD AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1908-17 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: of rectangular form, the hinged lid enameled transparent oyster over a moiré guilloché ground within border of transparent green enamel, the borders chased with a foliate band against a stippled ground, the sides and base with conforming decoration, with a diamond-set thumbpiece, 56 standard
underside with one inherent flaw in the engine-turning, the gold chased band possibly unfinished (it appears similar to decorative bands on which the leaves were enameled and the recessed ovals were set with half-pearls or enameled in red or white), otherwise good condition and very good weight
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Collection of Lansdell K. Christie (1903-1965)
Gifted by the above to an associate, circa 1960
Gifted to the current owner by the above
Dimensions: length 3 1/4 in.