Ukrainian Gold Cigarette Case by Fabergé Suppliers First Kievan Artel, circa 1900
From the Romanov era, period of Tsar Nicholas II, the gold cigarette case decorated with alternating reeded bands and fitted with a cabochon sapphire thumbpiece.
By the First Kievan Artel, Kiev, circa 1908, stamped with the maker’s mark in Cyrillic, and the kokosnik (Russian headdress) for Kiev, 1908-17.
3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 7/16 in. (7.9 x 6 x 1.1 cm).
The First Kievan Artel produced items for the House of Fabergé in Kiev and was located at the same address.
Literature: Beyond Fabergé: Imperial Russian Jewelry by Marie Betteley and David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Schiffer Publishers, 2020, page 213.