A Fabergé jewelled gold cigarette case, Moscow, 1899-1908
In Art Nouveau taste, the lid repoussé and chased with stylised leaves and set with a faceted emerald, blue sapphire, pale yellow sapphire and synthetic ruby, above engraved presentation inscription in Russian 'Ya. Yu. Gringaut/ a memento from your comrades in building / the Sarapulski Water Works and Electrical Plant/ January 1910', with leather pouchette, struck K.Fabergé in Cyrillic beneath the Imperial Warrant, 56 standard, in original Fabergé leather case
width 8.2cm, 3 1/4 in.