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A Fabergé Imperial two-colour gold-mounted guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

An Imperial Gift

A Fabergé Imperial two-colour gold-mounted guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

A Fabergé Imperial two-colour gold-mounted guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

47,880

GBP

An Imperial Gift

A Fabergé Imperial two-colour gold-mounted guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster Michael Perchin, St Petersburg, 1899-1903


of rectangular, rounded shape, the body enamelled in translucent navy blue over geometric and wavy engine-turned ground, the hinged cover and base with bands of chased gold laurel leaf, centring a rose gold garland, moonstone thumbpiece, gilt interior, struck on the flange with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard, scratched inventory number 3940

9.8cm. high

The body re-enamelled with two losses to enamel on thumbpiece side of the case, one to the metal, light scattered scratches throughout consistent with age and use.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Jointly purchased by Emperor Nicholas II (1868–1918) and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918) from the St Petersburg branch of Fabergé on 12 February 1901 for 200 roubles, each paying half;
thence by descent though the Empress Alexandra's sister;
to her son, the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979)
This cigarette case is recorded in the ledgers of Fabergé under firm stock number 3940 as 'cigarette-case, enamel Louis XVI with one moonstone and spring hinge'.