15,000 - 25,000 EUR
- 法貝熱黃金鑲寶石配雕刻格紋琺瑯彩煙盒，August Hollming，聖彼得堡，1899-1903年製
rectangular, the back with tinder cord and side with vesta compartment, enamelled in translucent amber over patterned engine-turning within narrow opaque white lines and borders of enamelled green laurel with scarlet berries bound by rose diamond-set ribbons, struck inside with workmaster's initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, 56 standard
The present cigarette case is a superb example of Fabergé's ability to transform the earlier Louis XVI style into the vernacular of its time: with guilloché enamelling in stunning, vibrant orange adorning a modern smoking accessory. For a nearly identical cigarette case, enamelled in royal blue, with similarly decorated borders by Fabergé formerly in the collection of Mr and Mrs Lansdell K Christie, please see J. McNab Dennis, 'Fabergé's Objects of Fantasy', The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New York, March 1965, p. 281, n. 1.