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Lot 492: 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 upright oval section, enameled transparent royal blue over a moiré guilloché ground, two-color gold chased leaf borders, the red gold mount set with dove grey seed pearls, the hinged lid opening by means of a gold-mounted sapphire thumbpiece, 56 standard, in a fitted leather case of retailer Wartski
the hinge and spring tight, the edge of base with one small chip to enamel, two of the dove grey pearls possibly reset, overall good condition,
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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: height 3 3/8 in.