20 May, 2018
Faberge cigarette case in original wood box.
The base material probably is silver. Size: 9,7 x 8,2 x 1,7 cm. Inside there are three small stamps. The oval one depicts numbers 88 and an unrecognisable figure. I can't make it out. The next one is like a double headed eagle and Cyrillic inscription, probably "Faberge". And the third is a hand engraved number: 23173 or 23178.
There are some defects due to the occasional use and the passed time:
- The dovetail joints of the wood box have become slack.
- The opening button once had a small egg-shaped stone or enamelled plate which disappeared. Now the setting is filled up with red wax.
- At a corner the enamel is cracked due to a hit, a very small enamel part is missing.
I'm sure all these defects can easily be repaired by an expert.
Estimate: €0 - €0