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A Faberge jewelled gold cigarette case, workmaster August Holmström, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
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A Faberge jewelled gold cigarette case, workmaster August Holmström, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
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A Faberge jewelled gold cigarette case, workmaster August Holmström, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
rectangular, with a cabochon sapphire thumb piece; engraved on one side in signature facsimile, 'En souvenir / des journées passées / ensemble à Peterhof / et en camp, Juillet 1894 / Friedrich' and on the other 'Hold my hand and never let it go / I have put into it all my life / my dreams and trust / Happiness I thought I'd never know / you gave to me; so hold my hand until it turns to dust. / 9th July 1939', struck with workmaster's initials56 standard, scratched inventory number 12229
width 8.8cm, 3 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Grand Duke Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1861-1897)
Alexander Maximovich Reutern (1849-1912)
Baron and Baroness Max de Reutern, Rome
Alexis P. Tessier, New York
Malcolm Forbes; Freemans auction Philadelphia 14/12/2016 lot 347

Literature

Christopher Forbes and Robyn Tromeur-Brenner, FABERGÉ: The Forbes Collection, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., New York, 1999, p.141.

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