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A Fabergé gold-mounted gilded silver & guilloché enamel cigarette case, workmaster August Hollming, St. Petersburg, 1899-1903. This elegant case with unusual detail is of excellent weight, enameled oyster white over a sunburst engine-turned design, the gently cantededges engine-engraved with an osier,or basketweave, ground; the mounts hand-chased with a dot & dash pattern, with gold-mounted sugarloaf cabochon ruby pushpiece. Struck with workmaster’s initials, Fabergé in Cyrillic, & 88 standard. Dimensions: 3 ½ x 2 7/8 in. (8.9 x 7.4 cm).
The Hodges Family Collection
“Objects of Desire: Fabergé from the Hodges Family Collection,” The New Orleans Museum of Art, 8 November 2008-18 January 2009, no. 7.
“Fabergé from the Hodges Family Collection,” The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 9 July-2 October 2011 (accompanying the exhibition “FabergéRevealed”)
“Fabergé from the Hodges Family Collection,” The Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 23 October 2011-15 January 2012.
John Webster Keefe, et al, Fabergé: The Hodges Family Collection (New Orleans: New Orleans Museum of Art, 2008), cat. no. 7, pp. 60-61.
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