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Cigarette case: M.6-1962

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Goldsmith: Fabergé, Carl (Workshop of)




Gold rectangular case of roughened texture set with two diamonds and a ruby

Gold, cast, chased, and set with diamonds and rubies. Rectangular with straight sides and almost flat lid with flush hinge and projecting thumbpiece. The surface is chased with a roughened 'samorodok' (nugget-like) texture. Set in the top right corner of the lid is a diamond with two incised lines ratiating out to another diamond and a pear-shaped ruby. The projecting thumbpiece is set with six pavé set rectangular rubies.

Legal notes

Given by Captain S.W. Sykes

Measurements and weight

Height: 1.3 cm
Length: 10.3 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • St. Petersburg ⪼ Russia

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1962-08-27) by Sykes, Stanley William


20th Century, Early#
Circa 1908 CE - 1917 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of diamond ruby
Case composed of gold

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: КФАБЕРЖЕ
  • Location: Inside the lid and the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: '56' on the right of a head facing right in an oval cartouche

  • Location: Inside the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark

Inscription present: a double headed eagle?

  • Location: Inside the base
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Town mark?

Inscription present: a head? in a circular cartouche

  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Struck

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1962
Primary reference Number: 150753
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 23 April 2018 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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