Lot 347: A Fabergé Mecklenburg presentation jeweled gold cigarette case, Fabergé, marks of August Holmstrom, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
A Fabergé Mecklenburg presentation jeweled gold cigarette case
Fabergé, marks of August Holmstrom, St. Petersburg, circa 1890
Rectangular, with a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece, the interior cover and back with marks for August Holmstrom and with scratched inventory number 12229; engraved at right in signature facsimile, "En souvenir des journées passées ensemble à Peterhof et en camp, Juillet 1894 Friedrich" and at left, "Hold my hand and never let it go; I have put into it all my life; my dreams and trust; Happiness I thought I''d never know; you gave to me; so hold my hand until it turns to dust. 9th July 1939".
H: 3 1/4, W: 2 3/4 in.
Grand Duke Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1861-1897)
Alexander Maximovich Reutern (1849-1912)
Baron and Baroness Max de Reutern, Rome
Alexis P. Tessier, New York
Thence by descent
Scratches to surface consistent with age and use. One split to corner near hinge, and small area of discoloration to outside edge.
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See Christopher Forbes and Robyn Tromeur-Brenner, FABERGÉ: The Forbes
Collection, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., New York, 1999, p.141.