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Cigarette case: M.11 & A-1981

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Fabergé, Carl




Birch wood and gold; rectangular with rounded corners. The lid has a concealed hinge and fits flush with the top of the sides, except in the middle of the front where there is a projecting thumbpiece. About 4 cm from each end the box is encircled by a series of interlocking chased gold circular garlands. The fitted case (A) (probably original) is of maple-wood with a cream velvet linging to the lower part and cream silk to the lid. The lining is stamped in gold with the Imperial eagle and in cyrillic latters Fabergé / St Petersburg Moscow London


History note: Not known before donor

Legal notes

Given by John Tillotson in memory of the late Peter Carter

Place(s) associated

  • St Petersburg ⪼ Russia
  • Moscow ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-04-27) by Tillotson, John


20th Century, Early
Production date: or earlier AD 1908

Components of the work

Decoration composed of gold
Box And Lid Height 1.8 cm Length 9.2 cm Width 6.4 cm

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 56
  • Location: On the garland at the front on the left
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark
  • Text: Ф
  • Location: On the garland at the front on the left
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a head facing to the left

  • Location: On the garland at the front on the left
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark
  • Text: 27648
  • Location: On the left wall inside the box
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Retailer's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11 & A-1981
Primary reference Number: 150722
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 18 December 2012 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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