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Offline Alexandre64

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Cigarette Box
« on: June 09, 2008, 11:32:12 AM »
Hello,
I start to new subjects to talk and exchange pictures on cigarette boxes which were a daily objects at the beginning of XXéme and appreciate objects in the royal and imperial of all countries.


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Re: Cigarette Box
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 01:04:56 PM »
Hello, Alexandre64!  May I direct you to the catalogue of the exhibition  "Faberge in America," which was presented Feb. of 1996 - May of 1997 in five different locations in the USA, beginning with the Metropolitian Museum of Art in New York City and ending at The Cleveland Museum of Art, (cleveland, Ohio) within the dates given above.  The exhibition was organized by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (California) with the aid of Faberge Co.  The catalogue of the exhilition was authored by (Dr.) Geza von Habsburg with the input of others.  The publisher is Thames and Hudson Ltd., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1996.  (I have the ISBN numbers - soft and hardcover- should you require them.)  I attended the exhibition twice and there was an IMMENSE number of such cases covering one entire wall !  They are the property of an American collector of cases, John Traina, "consultant in a variety of international businesses, world traveler and author.  Within a span of twenty years, Traina has amassed a unique collection of five hundred Russian works of art, including three hundred cigarette cases by Faberge (see cat. nos. 354-75, 377-83)." ( From the catalogue chapter, "Faberge Collectors Today," p. 274. )    I might add that several of his cases that were displayed were of beautifully worked and mounted WOOD.  Not all were of Imperial provenance; in fact there was one decorated with the emblem of the Moscow Automobile Club!  Perhaps you could locate this catalogue.  The pictures are very fine!  Best regards,  AP.

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Re: Cigarette Box
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 02:41:11 PM »
Thank you for this information, Aleksander Pavlovich.

Alex.

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 04:15:52 PM »
You are very welcome, Alexandre64!    Best regards,  AP.

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Re: Cigarette Box
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008, 01:34:31 AM »
Cigarette box offered by Nicolas II to the winner of the race horse to Kranosie Selo in 1906 (gold and cabauchon Saphir):
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/boite%20cigarette/1210952034881201.jpg

Cigarette box with the Contesse belong Brasowa (silver):
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj213/Alexandre64_2007/Faberge/boite%20cigarette/12109521320922821.jpg

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Re: Cigarette Box
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2008, 01:08:38 AM »
The Murchinson Snuff Box given to him by the Zar
now part of the Smithsonian Collection
http://piclib.nhm.ac.uk/piclib/www/comp.php?img=46428&frm=med&search=Diamond

http://piclib.nhm.ac.uk/piclib/www/comp.php?img=46561&frm=med&search=box
And Yes these are real Diamonds!


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Re: Cigarette Box
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2008, 06:41:07 PM »
Atten:  Alexandre64 and other interested Faberge cigarette case enthusiasts:     To further enhance my reply (of June 09, 2008 on this topic on this thread),  I note that there is for sale via bid today (July 19, 2008) on EBay, the following book, specifically on Faberge cigarette cases: "The Faberge Case, From the Private Collection of John Traina, with an introduction by Archduke Geza von Habsburg and an Essay by Danielle Steel."  It is a hardcover book, 1998, 192 pages.  Unfortunately the publisher is not given.  It is presently at US$40. with one bidder and one day remaining.  The EBay number is 110270396820.  For information on Mr. Traina, refer to my reply of June 09, 2008 on this present thread.    AP.

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Re: Cigarette Box
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2008, 03:38:32 AM »
These are gorgeous. I love the jasper one and the monogrammed ones. The Diamonds weren't bad either!  ;) do they mention any of the owners or dates? Some of these look 1920's to me!  :-\

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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2008, 09:51:57 PM »
Hello, Mari!  As to your question of provenances of the items illustrated in the volume, "The Faberge  Case.....", I do not know if provenances are given, as I do not have a copy of this book (By the way, the bidding is closed on EBay on this book and it sold for US$40., with only one bidder).  In the exhibition catalogue, "Faberge in America," (mentioned in my reply #2 above of June 9, 2008), provenances ARE given, some more fully than others.   As to the ending date, I am certain that you are aware that the Faberge firm was for all practical purposes terminated after the Revolution of 1917. As A. Kenneth Snowman relates in his volume, "The Art of Carl Faberge" ( p. 119), "Immediately after the Revolution, Faberge's premises were taken over by an organization known as the Leningradskoe Yuvelirnoe Tovarishchestvo (Leningrad Jewellry Brotherhood). This Brotherhood , or Trade Union, inherited a number of completed and unfinished Faberge objects and these, together with pieces by other contemporary goldsmiths and silversmiths, they stamped with their own mark  L.U.T. "  (I am obviously using English letters here.)    Regards,  AP.
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