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Gold at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Cigarette case


RCIN 4344

This sumptuous cigarette case was given to King Edward VII as a fortieth wedding anniversary present by his sister-in-law, the Dowager Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, on 10 March 1903. Its elegant rounded rectangular shape is composed of red, yellow and white gold, a typical technique of Fabergé’s work, in a sunburst design centring on the combined cipher of Edward and Alexandra and on the reverse the date, 10 March 1903 XL 1863–1903, all set in diamonds.

Marked with a Moscow gold mark of 56 zolotniks (1896-1908); Κ.ФΑБΚΕΡЖΕ (K. Fabergé in Cyrillic characters); the mark of Ivan Britzin, assay master.

Text adapted from Fabergé in the Royal Collection and a catalogue entry from "Gold", London, 2014.

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