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Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich: A Fabergé Imperial Presentation silver cigarette case, workmaster August Hollming, St Petersburg
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4,0006,000
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Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich: A Fabergé Imperial Presentation silver cigarette case, workmaster August Hollming, St Petersburg
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich: A Fabergé Imperial Presentation silver cigarette case, workmaster August Hollming, St Petersburg
rounded rectangular form, the surface cast with reeded sunburst, the lid applied with crowned gold cypher MM, cabochon sapphire thumbpiece, gilt interior, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 88 standard, partial scratched inventory number _33_?, London import marks for Fabergé, 1913, French import marks
width: 8.2cm, 3 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich (1861-1929)

Possibly presented to Mr Thomas, Secretary of the Hampstead General and North West London Hospital

Catalogue Note

H. C. Bainbridge, in a letter dated 13 January 1914 (reproduced, A. K. Snowman, Carl Fabergé: Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, 1979, p. 120), wrote to Mr Thomas, 'I beg to inform you that, in accordance with the instructions of H.I.H. The Grand Duke Michael Michaelovitch, I have to-day sent you by registered letter post a silver cigarette case with gold monogram.'  Snowman illustrates (p. 121) another cigarette case with vesta compartment which may also be the object referred to in the letter.

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