(Finnish, 1854–after 1915)
Silver, ruby, textile
Overall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)
Gift of the Hiller-Borneman Collection 2021.158
The cigarette case also includes a compartment for a match striker.
Fabergé offered variations of a cigarette case model such as this example, using different materials, surface treatments, and ornamentation. Accommodating individual clients’ wishes, the firm would also add a family insignia or additional decoration. The finely ridged surface demonstrates the superb handling of the precious metal by August Hollming, a Finnish master who worked for Fabergé in Saint Petersburg.
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