This fine vintage German sterling silver cigar box has a plain rectangular rounded form in the Art Deco manner.
The surface of this large, impressive vintage cigar box is plain and unembellished with plain moulded decoration to the rim.
This sterling silver cigar box is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover embellished with an engraved illustration of the cargo vessel/ship 'Baltic Jet'*.
The body of this exceptional box is fitted with the original cedar wood lining and dividers; this box can be refitted with a bespoke velvet jewellery box fitment upon request.
This German box is supported by four impressive cushion style feet.
The hallmarks struck to the underside of the box includes:
Maker's mark: Icon for Gottlieb Kurz
Silver quality/purity mark: 925 (925/1000, sterling)
National mark: Crescent moon and crown
By virtue of its size this versatile box could be used for a multitude of functions.
* This United Baltic Corporation Ltd ship was built by Kr¶gerwerft GmbH, in Rendsburg Germany and launched on the 10th January 1959. The Baltic Jet was categorised as a refrigerated motor general cargo vessel and was in operation until February 1984.
Maker: Gottlieb Kurz