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Cigarette Case with Miniature: The Fortune Teller

1908-1917

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

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.

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  • Title: Cigarette Case with Miniature: The Fortune Teller
  • Creator: Style of Fedor Ivanovich Rückert (Russian, 1840-1917)
  • Date Created: 1908-1917
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Workmaster: Style of Fedor Ivanovich Rückert (Russian, 1840-1917), Artist: Painting copy after Konstantin Makovskii (Russian, 1839-1915), Artist: Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920)
  • Provenance: Jean M. Riddell, Washington, D.C.; bye bquest to Walters Art Museum, 2010.
  • Object Type: boxes; cigarette cases
  • Medium: silver gilt, painted and painted filigree enamel, cabochon hardstones
  • Inscriptions: [Marks] On lid and base of box in Cyrillic: K Faberge; [Symbols] Imperial warrant, kokoshnik right, delta, 88; [Inventory numbers] 3371 0
  • Exhibitions: Old Russian Enamels. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. 1987.
  • Dimensions: H: 4 1/8 x W: 3 1/8 in. (10.48 x 7.93 cm)
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Jean M. Riddell, 2010
  • Classification: Enamels
  • Accession Number: 44.913

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