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An Imperial Presentation jewelled, gold and guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Carl Blank for Hahn, St Petersburg, circa 1896

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Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Canada

An Imperial Presentation jewelled, gold and guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Carl Blank for Hahn, St Petersburg, circa 1896

An Imperial Presentation jewelled, gold and guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Carl Blank for Hahn, St Petersburg, circa 1896

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Canada

An Imperial Presentation jewelled, gold and guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Carl Blank for Hahn, St Petersburg, circa 1896


Rectangular, enamelled in translucent cobalt blue over radiating engine-turned ground, applied with a diamond-set Imperial Eagle, diamond thumbpiece, gold interior, engraved under front cover 'Lieut.Co.Arthur Davidson from The Emperor and Empress of Russia / Balmoral / September / 1896'in original red Morocco leather fitted case, struck inside with maker's mark 'C.B.', 56 standard

length 8.5cm, 3 1/3in.

In good overall condition. Body possibly re-enamelled. Minor scratches consistent with age and use. The textile elastic bands inside with the ends slightly loose. The leather case does not close properly, and with minor scratches and wear to edges, consistent with age and use.


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Presented to Colonel Sir Arthur Davidson, GCVO, KCB (1856-1922) at Balmoral by Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna while visiting the United Kingdom in celebration of their coronation in 1896, and thence by descent