A Fabergé Mecklenburg presentation jeweled gold cigarette case, Fabergé, marks of August Holmstrom, St. Petersburg, circa 1890 Rectangular, with a cabochon sapphire thumb piece,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. PROVENANCE: Grand Duke Friedrich of Mecklenburg (1861-1897); Alexander Maximovich Reutern (1849-1912);Baron and Baroness Max de Reutern, Rome; Alexis P. Tessier, New York; Malcolm Forbes; Freemans auction Philadelphia 14/12/2016 lot 347 Bibliography: Christopher Forbes and Robyn Tromeur-Brenner, FABERGÉ: The Forbes Collection, Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., New York, 1999, p.141. Condition Report: Scratches to surface consistent with age and use. One split to corner near hinge, and small area of discoloration to outside edge.
A PAIR: RUSSIAN TROMPE L'OEIL PARCEL-GILT SILVER CIGAR BOX AND SILVER CIGARETTE BOX WITH COVERS
Pavel Akimov Ovchinnikov, circa 1883 Marks: P.OVCHINNIKOV (in Cyrillic), 84, (Moscow), (Imperial Warrant)
1. 6 inches high x 4.75 inches wide x 4.75 inches deep
2. 3.375 inches high x 2 inches wide x 2 inches deep
Provenance for the small box: Sotheby's sale Olympia, London RUSSIAN WORKS OF ART, FABERGE AND ICONS 21 NOVEMBER 2002 lot 41 The rectangular bases with hand hammered finish, with dragonfly and grass decoration; the lid in the form of a folding damask cloth with fringe. Silver gilt interior.
A parcel-guilt tankard of a similar design was sold at Christie's London sale 7630 24 November 2008 for 28,000 $
Hand Carved Ivory Figural Paper Weight
depicting a dog and wild boar. Boar with inset ruby eyes, silver base. Marked "88 Br. Grachev". Height 3 inches Recent sales of works by Grachev Brothers are shown HERE
MINUTE REPEATER keyless lever chronograph PATEK PHILIPPE Dial signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, movement numbered 65'682 underneath the dial, manufactured in 1883 Cal. 19''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two hammers onto a gong, glazed dust cover, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer Arabic 60 secondes indication, constant seconds, repeating slide and chronograph button in the floral engraved band, dial signed, movement numbered underneath the dial. Comes with the copy of the abstract from archive. 56 mm. diam.