A fine antique Austrian silver and enamel cigarette / card case; part of our continental silverware collection
This fine antique
Austrian silver and enamel has a rectangular form with rounded edges. cigarette/card case
The front cover has an enamel scene depicting two Japanese ladies playing traditional Japanese instruments, the koto (13 stringed zither) and the shamisen (3 stringed guitar-like instrument).
The players are seated on the ground in an outdoor scene with traditional Japanese lanterns hanging from tree branches overhead.
The sides of this cigarette case and posterior cover are plain and unembellished.
The case is fitted with a push fit catch which when released reveals the hallmarked gilt interiors of the hinged compartments.
The hallmarks to the interior of this impressive case include:
Dianakopf mark: .800 standard (used between 1872 and 1922) Assay mark: L (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
antique case is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.
There is a minimal split to one corner of the upper compartment - please see image.
The enamel is in perfect condition, with only surface scratches in keeping with its age.
The reverse cover has been professionally polished.
The gilt interiors show negligible signs of wear.
Full hallmarks struck to the interior of each compartment are all very clear.
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.
5 troy ounces/155g
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