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German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique German 800 standard silver and erotica enamel cigarette case; an addition to our diverse range of continental silverware

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German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
German Silver and Erotica Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This exceptional antique German800 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.


Read a blog about the connection of erotica and silverware


Condition


This antique German silver cigarette case is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition in keeping with age.

The enamel is in perfect condition.

There are some signs of wear and discolouration to the orignal gilding, as to be expected in keeping with age and use.

The hallmarks struck to the interior of theis German cigarette case are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 9cm/3.5"

Width 8.2cm/3.2"

Height 0.9cm/0.4"


Weight


4.4 troy ounces/136g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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