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Lot 490: A FABERGÉ GEM-SET GOLD AND GUILLOCHÉ ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE, WORKMASTER HENRIK WIGSTRÖM, ST. PETERSBURG, 1903/4-1908 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: of upright oval section, enamel transparent mauve over an engraved pattern of ribbon-tied floral swags over fine vertical lines on lid, body, top, and bottom, the borders mounted with tiny dove grey half-pearls, the gold rim set with larger collet-set white half pearls interspersed with chased leaves enameled with transparent green enamel against a stippled yellow gold ground and set within borders of opaque white enamel, the hinged lid opening by means of a faceted topaz pushpiece, 56 and 88 standards
one small rim chip to cover, missing one piece of the three piece hinge, green ename4l missing from on leaf on the collar, otherwise good
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Dimensions: height 3 3/8 in.