Description and Details
This unique solid silver Victorian cigarette case was made by silversmith Hilliard & Thomason of Birmingham in 1880.
The overall design and proportions of this case are very aesthetically and ergonomically pleasant with ideal size and fit in hand which allows for easy storage and use of cigarettes/small items of your choice.
The exterior features a classic and timeless engine-turned design with a central crested cartouche.
The case can be opened by pressing the button on the side which has a spring-loaded hinge allowing for the lid to be opened rapidly by itself. The interior of the case is fully gilt which provides protection from the silver oxidising with the contents inside.
The closure of the lid is very secure with an audible click and a solid locking mechanism of the push button.
Full set of English hallmarks are clearly marked on all components.
A unique collectable item of Victorian silverware with an excellent design and mechanism. Ideal for those who wish to add an unusual collectable piece of silverware to their collection of for stylish usage with small objects to be held within.
- Unique spring-loaded push-button opening design.
- Classic engine-turned design.
- Collectable and desirable piece of Victorian silverware.
- Size (mm) L:87mm W:55mm H:17mm
- Size (inches) L:3.42 W:2.16 H:0.66
- Weight: 75 grams (2.64 oz)
Good Condition - The case is in good antique condition with no major damage or issues. For accuracy: there are some signs of previous dent removals around the sides of the case - however, this is very minor and does not affect the usage of the case. Some very slight wear of the engine turned motif are present in small areas. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
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