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Victorian Cigar Box
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Sterling Silver Cigar Box - Antique Victorian (1896)


An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver cigar box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

SKU C6656

This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver box has a plain rectangular form with rounded ends.

The surface of this impressive and unusual antique cigar box is plain and embellished with the bright cut engraved crest of an eagle soaring, above the motto 'Ardenter prosequor alis' - On wings I ardently pursue / Eagerly do I pursue in my winged course.

This example of antique silverware is fitted with a hallmarked push fit solid silver cover, which allows access to the unusual secondary hinged opening.

The interior of this exceptional Victorian cigar box retains the original gilding.

This impressive and unusual silver box was crafted by the manager of the Army & Navy Cooperative Society Ltd, Frederick Bradford Macrea.

Maker: Army & Navy Cooperative Society Ltd (F B Macrea)

Date: 1896

This antique Victorian cigar box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition.

The box has surface marks in keeping with age and use.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim and cover, in addition to part hallmarks to the secondary opening are all very clear.

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

Length 13.2cm/5.2"

Width 2.8cm/1.1"

Height 8.2cm/3.2"

8.1 troy ounces/250g

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