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A Fabergé silver table lighter, workmaster Julius Rappoport, St Petersburg, circa 1890

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Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

A Fabergé silver table lighter, workmaster Julius Rappoport, St Petersburg, circa 1890

A Fabergé silver table lighter, workmaster Julius Rappoport, St Petersburg, circa 1890

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

47,500

GBP

A Fabergé silver table lighter, workmaster Julius Rappoport, St Petersburg, circa 1890


cast and chased as a standing rhinoceros, the detachable horn fitted with the wick channel, struck with workmaster's

initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, scratched inventory number 9330, 88 standard

length 15.5cm, 6⅛in.


Overall good condition; with only minor surface wear and scratches consistent with age. The detachable horn possibly a later replacement.


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