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French Silver Cigar / Cigarette Box by Cartier - Art Deco Style - Vintage Circa 1960

An exceptional, fine and impressive vintage French 950 standard silver cigar / cigarette box made by Cartier in the Art Deco style; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional vintage French silver cigar / cigarette box has a plain rectangular form.


This vintage silver box is fitted with a hallmarked cover, the posterior surface of the cover is embellished with intersected lobed cylindrical decorated hinges, all in the iconic Art Deco style.


The anterior surface of the Cartier cigarette box is embellished with a further segmented Art Deco style cylindrical thumbpiece, reflecting the same style as the hinges


The upper plateau of the cover is embellished with horizonal tooled ornamentation accented with a continuation to either end of the body.


The anterior and posterior surfaces of the body of this impressive vintage cigarette / cigar box are plain and unembellished.


The body of this exceptional box is fitted with the original cedar wood lining and adjustable dividers; this box can be refitted with a bespoke velvet jewellery box fitment upon request.


This impressive box was crafted by the renowned silversmiths Cartier and bears the maker's/retailer's mark 'Cartier - France' to the internal rim.


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Maker: Cartier

Condition


This vintage Cartier cigarette box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition.

There is a minor blemish to the surface of the cover, this does not detract from the aethetically pleasing appearance of the piece.

The box has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The French hallmark struck to the underside of the box and interior of the cover are very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of vintage silverware.


Dimensions


Length 23.2cm/9.1"

Width 14cm/5.5"

Height 6.2cm/2.4"


Weight


Not measurable as weighted base


 
 
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