Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this rare and magnificent Victorian solid silver cigar/cheroot case made by Nathaniel Mills, Birmingham 1841.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.Unlike counterpart early Victorian silver cigar/cheroot cases (which are quite scarce in their own right), this one stands as being particularly unique in terms of shape and construction. The case features an ellipse-like shape with the most wonderful curvature and feel in hand upon holding. Pulling on either end reveals the inner compartment in which several cheroots or smaller cigars can be held (x3 Montecristo No.5 or similar can be held within). 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. Upon closer inspection, where the two ends meet, there is hardly a visible gap and the engraving matches each end seamlessly - a testament to the highest degree of craftsmanship and time-consuming care that has gone into making this article.
Within the enchanting acanthus motifs, a cartouche with a crest for the Douglas Clan has been hand engraved. Whether be it a wonderful collectable object of vertu or a practical cigar case for the discerning individual. Remarkably stylish and classically elegant, this case is bound to be a conversation starter and is the perfect accoutrement for the sophisticated collector. Additionally, with some creative uses, it may also be used to hold some small sweets, objects or medicine. A full set of English hallmarks is present on the inner 'lip' of the case.
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- Size (cm) L:12.5cm W:5.5cm H:2.0cm
- Size (inches) L:4.92 H:2.16 H:0.78
- Weight: 98 grams (3.15 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.
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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.
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