A silver-mounted sandstone table lighterFabergé, Julius Rappaport, St. Petersburg, circa 1896, scratched inventory number 3961

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Lot 78
A silver-mounted sandstone table lighter
Fabergé, Julius Rappaport, St. Petersburg, circa 1896, scratched inventory number 3961

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 24,516) inc. premium
Various Properties
A silver-mounted sandstone table lighter
Fabergé, Julius Rappaport, St. Petersburg, circa 1896, scratched inventory number 3961
a sandstone obelisk, the silver mounts at base with Greek key border and palmettes at intervals raised upon four sphinxes, surmounted by wick aperture, 88 standard
height: 16.3cm (6 7/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Gifted before 1918 to an English employee in Russia
    Thence by direct descent

    Представленный предмет был показан в телевизионной программе Antiques Road Show в 1998 году, став предметом исследования Джефри Манна, в результате которого Манном был выдан сертификат подлинности на печатном бланке Вартски. Копии этих документов прилагаются.

    The present lot appeared on the Antiques Roadshow on May 10, 1998 in Cannock where it was examined by Geoffrey Munn who subsequently issued an insurance valuation on Wartski letterhead. The lot is offered with copies of both documents.

    For a related Egyptianate match holder belonging to Nicholas II see Kremlin Museum catalogue: Carl Faberge and Masters of Stone Carving, Russkie Samotsvety, Moscow, 2011, p. 152.
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A silver-mounted sandstone table lighterFabergé, Julius Rappaport, St. Petersburg, circa 1896, scratched inventory number 3961
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