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Cigarette Case with Miniature: The Fortune Teller
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Cigarette Case with Miniature: The Fortune Teller

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Rückert has replicated in matte enamel The Fortune Teller by Konstantin Makovskii (1839-1915). The sides of the box are decorated with large and small, blue and gray squares, white floral petals outlined in fine filigree, and finely turned filigree spirals.

In preparation for an upcoming exhibit and as new incoming bequest, the cigarette case was examined for condition and the silver elements cleaned. The case will be stored in a sulfur free environment to slow re-tarnishing.

Date Description Narrative
9/21/2011TreatmentExamined for condition; cleaned; re-housed
  • Old Russian Enamels. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. 1987.
Provenance Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C.; bye bquest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
Inscriptions [Marks] On lid and base of box in Cyrillic: K Faberge; [Symbols] Imperial warrant, kokoshnik right, delta, 88; [Inventory numbers] 3371 0
Credit Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010

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silver gilt, painted and painted filigree enamel, cabochon hardstones
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H: 4 1/8 x W: 3 1/8 in. (10.48 x 7.93 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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