Lot 350
  • 350

A Fabergé Carved Palisander Wood Cigarette Case with Varicolor Gold Mounts, Workmaster Henrik Wigström, St. Petersburg, 1904-1908

18,000 - 24,000 USD
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  • struck with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, and 56 standard
  • Palisander wood, gold, moonstone
  • Length 3 1/4 in.
  • 8.3 cm
in Neoclassical taste, the palisander applied with a sphinx surrounded by green gold laurel wreathes tied with red gold ribbons, with varicolored chased laurel bands, the lid and base with anthemion-flanked rosettes, and with moonstone thumbpiece

Catalogue Note

There is a nearly identical case in the Royal Collection (RCIN 4069) by Michael Perchin and exhibited by A La Vieille Russie in "Fabergé: A Loan Exhibition" in 1983. See exhibition catalogue, no. 121, illus. p. 61. For a comparable case, also by Perchin, formerly in the collection of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, see Sotheby's London, November 30, 2009, lot 17, illustrated.