A Fabergé silver-gilt and enamel vesta case, workmaster Anna Ringe, St Petersburg, 1904-1908
7,000 - 9,000 GBP
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- silver, enamel, gilding, wood, silk
- height 4.6cm, 1 7/8 in.
the surfaces enamelled in translucent white over banded wavy engine-turning, the hinged lid with chased leaf trail border, cabochon sapphire thumbpiece, pendant loop, the base with striker plate, struck with workmaster's initials, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 15874, in original Fabergé wood case
Purchased from Fabergé's London branch by Sir Neil Menzies on 2 December 1907
Sir Neil James Menzies, 8th Baronet (1855-1910) was a frequent customer of the London branch. At his death without heir in 1910, the Menzies estates, including Castle Menzies at Weem in Perthshire and its contents, were divided and auctioned by his trustees.