Fabergé Gold and Silver Gilt Enamel Cigarette Case
This bicolor gold and silver gilt enamel cigarette case by Fabergé features an applied moss agate oval decoration set within a seed pearl and gold border. The body is decorated with yellow guilloche enamel and applied laurel bands at the base and cover. The case is finished with a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece. It is hallmarked Fabergé with makers mark for Henrik Wigström. Henrik Wigström (1862-1923) was one of the most important Fabergé work-masters. He joined the firm in 1884 as assistant to Michael Perchin and upon Perchin’s death in 1903 he became head work-master. The two were responsible for almost all of the Imperial Easter eggs produced by Fabergé, as well as superbly crafted enamel and gold objects of art and accessories of which this cigarette case is an excellent example.
18K yellow and white gold
Seed pearls and moss agate plaque
Marked Fabergé and makers mark for Henrik Wigström, 56 Zolotnik and St Petersburg Kokoshnik.