An unusual late Victorian 1901 sterling silver cigarette case - with raised/reinforced top and bottom walls. The hinges are spring loaded. The lids pop open automatically when the thumbpiece is pressed. Strong tension in the hinges.
The top embellished with a lion crest, monogram and the motto'VIRTUTE ET OPERA. Original gilding to the interior. It is a heavy case for its size, weighing 105g.
HALLMARKS: London, SILVER fineness 925. DIMENSION: 8.5cm x 6.3cm (3 1/8" x 2 1/2"). Thickness: 1.8cm (3/4) approx.
Good condition with some dents. Hinges and clasp fully working.
PEACE OF MIND GUARANTEE: We only sell genuine vintage and antiques. The item "Unusual ANTIQUE Victorian Solid Sterling Silver English Cigarette Cigar Case Box" is in sale since Tuesday, April 30, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cigarette/Vesta Cases". The seller is "regencysilver" and is located in london, London.
This item can be shipped worldwide.