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Sterling Silver Cigar / Cigarette Box - Antique George V (1911)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver cigar / cigarette box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

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Sterling Silver Cigar / Cigarette Box - Antique George V (1911)

Description


This exceptional antique George V sterling silver cigar/cigarette box has a plain rounded rectangular form.


The surface of this impressive silver cigar box is plain and unembellished.


This example of antique silverware is fitted with a hallmarked hinged, domed solid silver cover featuring a plain incurved thumbpiece.


The interior of the cover bears the original gilding.


The body of this Birmingham silver cigar box is fitted with the original cedar wood lining; this box can be refitted with a bespoke velvet trinket/jewellery box fitment upon request.


This antique cigar box has a weighted base and retains the original leatherette covering to the underside.


By virtue of the depth and large capacity of this versatile box, it could be used for a multitude of functions; such deep examples are highly desirable and becoming difficult to locate.


NOTE: The majority of such boxes have a wood lining to the cover; it is a sign of quality when boxes have an unlined, solid silver covers.


View the full range of smoking related silverware at AC Silver


Date: 1911

Condition


This antique Birmingham silver cigar box is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The original gilding to the interior has wear in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the superior gauge of silver.

The part hallmarks to the surface of the cover have wear in keeping with age and location, but remain legible.


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


Dimensions


Length 15.7cm/6.2"

Width 12cm/4.7"

Height 9.2cm/3.6"

Weight


Not measurable as weighted base


 
 
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