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A Fabergé silver table lighter in the form of a chimpanzee, workmaster Julius Rappaport, St Petersburg, 1899-1908

A Fabergé silver table lighter in the form of a chimpanzee, workmaster Julius Rappaport, St Petersburg, 1899-1908

A Fabergé silver table lighter in the form of a chimpanzee, workmaster Julius Rappaport, St Petersburg, 1899-1908

A Fabergé silver table lighter in the form of a chimpanzee, workmaster Julius Rappaport, St Petersburg, 1899-1908


realistically cast and chased, depicted looking over its shoulder at its tail, struck Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial warrant and with workmaster’s initials, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 14569

13 oz. (402 gr.)

height 11cm, 4 3/8 in.

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Christie's, Geneva, 12 May 1980, lot 233
Works of Art from the Collection of S.A.R. La Principessa Reale Maria Gabriella Di Savoia, Christie’s London, 27 June 2007, lot 19
For a nearly identical table lighter, please see G. von Habsburg, Fabergé: Imperial Craftsman and His World, 2000, no. 185, illustrated p. 118 and .K. Snowman, Carl Fabergé Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia, New York, 1998, p. 40.