Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this fabulous Victorian solid silver cigar/cheroot case made by Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1853.
Bearing the hallmarks of Nathaniel Mills, unsurprisingly, this case is of the utmost intricacy and exemplary of the finest Victorian box craftsmanship. Mills' works often include fine engravings and detailed acanthus motifs and this case is no exception with a profusely hand-engraved exterior of volute acanthus scrolls.
Furthermore, one side of the cartouche features a hand-engraved hunting scene and the other side with a blank cartouche.
What is particularly impressive is that this decoration has all been done by hand, without a single slip and one can imagine the meticulous craftsmanship and skill required to decorate such a challenging curved surface.
This case features a push button at the side with a closing/locking mechanism to ensure any content held within will not fall out.
The case will be able to hold approximately three cigars of a petit-corona size (or smaller) with ease. Additionally, with some creative uses, it could also be used to hold some small sweets or medicine.
Whether be it a wonderful collectable object of vertu or a practical cigar case for a discerning individual, this case is bound to be a conversation starter and is the perfect accoutrement for the sophisticated collector.
A full set of English hallmarks is present on the lid/body of the case.
*Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the single snuff box only.
- Size (cm) L:12.5cm W:6cm H:1.8cm
- Size (inches) L:4.92 H:2.36 H:0.70
- Weight: 119 grams (3.82 Troy oz) total.
Excellent Condition - The cigar case is in excellent antique condition, with no damage or issues. It appears to have been looked after very well with little use and wear for its age. Some very slight surface scratches and wear commensurate with age; the decoration remains crisp.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
- Price negotiations may be possible under certain criteria, please contact us via telephone (07578761640) or email (email@example.com) -