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Pale Blue Guilloché Enamel Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Fabergé and made by August Wilhelm Holmstrom. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver gilt, enamel, topaz. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener and catalogued by Emily Miller. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 4.5 x 3.6 x 1cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 3/8in.)

It has the following markings

Russian marks, in Cyrillic, stamped on bezel: 88 for high standard, workmaster's initials, Faberge mark.

Cite this object as

Pale Blue Guilloché Enamel Matchsafe, late 19th century; Manufactured by Fabergé (Russia); Russia; silver gilt, enamel, topaz; H x W x D: 4.5 x 3.6 x 1cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 3/8in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-482

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