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Austro-Hungarian Silver and Enamel Cigarette/Card Case - Art Nouveau Style - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine antique Austro-Hungarian silver and enamel cigarette/card case in the Art Nouveau style; part of our continental silverware collection

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Austro-Hungarian Silver and Enamel Cigarette/Card Case - Art Nouveau Style - Antique Circa 1900
Austro-Hungarian Silver and Enamel Cigarette/Card Case - Art Nouveau Style - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This fine antique silver and enamel cigarette case has a rectangular form with rounded corners.


This Austro-Hungarian cigarette case has a subtly curved form proffering a comfortable fit in the majority of pockets.


The front cover is embellished with an enamel panel depicting a nude female character playing a harp on a grass terrain, with a broad panel of interlacing decoration to one side, all in the iconic Art Nouveau style.


The sides of this cigarette case and posterior cover are plain and unembellished.


The case is fitted with a hallmarked push fit catch which when released reveals two gilded hinged compartments.


The hallmarks to the interior of this impressive case include:

Silver quality/purity: 900, Dianakopf mark* (900 standard, 900/1000)

Maker's mark: MZ


* This variation of the Dianakopf mark was used from 1867-1922, determining the date of this piece as circa 1900.


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Condition


This antique case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The enamel is in perfect condition.

The hallmarks struck to the interior of each compartment, in addition to the catch are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 9.2cm/3.6"

Width 7cm/2.8"

Depth 1.7cm/0.7"


Weight


4.6 troy ounces/144g


 
 
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