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A rare Fabergé jewelled gold cigarette case, Moscow, 1899-1908

Property from a Private Collector (lots 9, 11-12)

A rare Fabergé jewelled gold cigarette case, Moscow, 1899-1908

A rare Fabergé jewelled gold cigarette case, Moscow, 1899-1908

Property from a Private Collector (lots 9, 11-12)

A rare Fabergé jewelled gold cigarette case, Moscow, 1899-1908


Rectangular with rounded corners, the hinged cover repoussé and chased with stylised fern fronds, with cabochon moonstone push-piece, struck to the interior with workmaster's initials, K. Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 18946, in a fitted silk and velvet-lined wood box

width 9.1 cm., 3 1/2 in.

In overall good condition. Minor scratches consistent with age and use.


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Please note this cigarette case is in its fitted period hollywood case, probably by Fabergé.

Purchased from Fabergé on 30 November 1900 by Emperor Nicholas II (1868-1918) and Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928)

Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge (1868-1927)

Mr. A. Libbenham

Wartski, London

Acquired from the above location in 2000

Property from a Distinguished Midwestern Private Collection

Christie’s, New York, 15 April 2013, lot 7

Wartski, London

Acquired from the above location by the present owner

This cigarette case was presented to Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge, Her Majesty Queen Mary's (1867-1953) brother. When offered in 2013, the present cigarette case was accompanied with a letter dated June 23, 1929 presumably written by the recipient's son, George Cambridge (1895-1981), which reads, 'Libbenham, My mother sorted some of my father's things out about two months before she died and she wanted you to have the enclosed cigarette case in memory of him. Cambridge'. The accompanying envelope is addressed to 'Mr. A. Libbenham The Esplanade Hotel Aldeborough Suffolk'.