This exceptional antique German 800 standard silver cigarette case has a plain rectangular form with rounded corners.
The anterior cover is embellished with an impressive enamel panel depicting a nude woman with long curling brown hair, grasping a stemmed rose and lounging against a sheer flowing fabric wrap.
The posterior cover and rounded sides of this cigarette case are plain and unembellished.
This case is fitted with a plain rounded thumbpiece and push fit catch, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.
This impressive example of antique silverware retains the original gilt interior.
The hallmarks struck to the interior of this antique German silver cigarette case include:
Maker's mark: LR (untraced)
National mark/reichsmark: Crescent moon and crown (Halbmond und Krone)
Silver quality/purity mark: 800 (800/1000)
Antique cigarette cases such as this are highly desirable.
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