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A Clever Monkey Cigar Lighter by Fabergé

Result EUR36,064
Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 20 December 2021 - 14:00 (CET) - Salle 6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

Although the imagination and craftsmanship of Fabergé goldsmiths no longer need proving, their timeless creations always make an impact.

Fabergé, Saint Petersburg, 1899–1908, King Manuel II of Portugal’s table cigar lighter,... A Clever Monkey Cigar Lighter by Fabergé

Fabergé, Saint Petersburg, 1899–1908, King Manuel II of Portugal’s table cigar lighter, shaped like a chimpanzee, chased silver, gilded interior, hallmark of master goldsmith Julius Rappoport (1864–1916), 11.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm/4.52 x 2.95 x 3.14 in, weight 477 g/16.82 oz.
Result: €36,064

Sovereigns have seldom been wrong about art. Manuel II (1889–1932), the last king of Portugal, which became a republic on October 5, 1910, was no exception: he kept this chimpanzee-shaped…
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Monday 20 December 2021 - 14:00 (CET) - Live
Salle 6 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009 Paris
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