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SOLD - Austrian Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900

A fine and impressive antique Austrian silver and enamel cigarette case; an addition to our diverse continental silverware collection

SKU: A1577
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SOLD - Austrian Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900
SOLD - Austrian Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - Antique Circa 1900

Description


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


The subtly convex anterior and posterior surfaces are embellished with fine and impressive red guilloche enamel panels accented with a sunburst motif emanating from one corner.


The rounded sides of the case are plain and unembellished.


This case is fitted with a plain rounded thumbpiece and hallmarked push fit catch, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.


The interior of each compartment retains the original gilding and is fitted with the original retaining straps.


The hallmarks to the compartments of this impressive cigarette case include:

Maker’s mark: G.A.S (Georg Adam Scheid*)

Assay mark: Dianakopf mark - A (Vienna)

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


* Georg Adam Scheid is renowned for the high quality enamelling on silverware items.


Condition


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

The enamel is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the interior of each compartment are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 8cm/3.1"

Width 6.6cm/2.6"

Height 1.6cm/0.6"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. 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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