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Collection Online as of February 25, 2024

Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

Location: 211 Fabergé

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Created during Finnish-born Erik Kollin’s last year as Fabergé’s chief workmaster.


This cigarette box displays one of the quintessential qualities of chief workmaster Erik Kollin’s craft—mounting superior vessels cut from agate with tasteful gold mounts. This casing is so delicate and finely made that the contents, held inside by a simple yet elegant bar, would almost be visible from the exterior. This particular box is made from a tan tree agate that is reminiscent of a patterned fish or tortoise.
  • ?-2009
    Howard Fenno Stirn [1923-2016], Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Harrison, Stephen, Emmanuel Ducamp, and Jeannine J. Falino. Artistic Luxury: Fabergé Tiffany Lalique. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art in association with New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008. Reproduced and mentioned: p. 185, cat. 35
  • Artistic Luxury: Fabergé Tiffany Lalique . The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 19, 2008-January 18, 2009); Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (February 7-May 31, 2009).
  • {{cite web|title=Cigarette Case|url=false|author=House of Fabergé, Eric August Kollin|year=c.1885|access-date=25 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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