A Fabergé gold-mounted enamel cigarette case, workmaster August Hollming, St Petersburg, 1899-1904

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Oval section, the surface of translucent bluish white enamel over wavy engine-turning, the ends wrapped with chased leaf bands, the thumbpiece set with a cabochon ruby within rose-cut diamonds, struck with workmaster's initials and Fabergé in Cyrillic, 88 standard, scratched inventory number 12899, in original Fabergé fitted wood case
width: 8.9cm, 3 1/2 in.