a fabergé silver-mounted ceramic table match-holder and striker, erik kollin, circa 1890
The Collection of Princess Maria von Baden
Thence by descent
For a similar work with silver putti instead of the snakes, see Christies, New York, auction catalogue: Important Works of Art by Carl Fabergé from the Forbes Collection, 19th April 2002, lot 91.
Another similar brick holder with gold snake mounts is in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen of England and was exhibited in London, Queen's Gallery Buckingham Palace, Fabergé, March 1995-January 1996, no.199