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Sterling Silver Gentlemans Smoking Compendium - Art Deco Style - Vintage Elizabeth II

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver gentleman's smoking compendium in the Art Deco style; an addition to our smoking related silverware

SKU: W9660

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This exceptional vintage Elizabeth II sterling silver gentleman's smoking compendium has a rectangular spreading form onto four stepped feet, all in the Art Deco style.

The surface of the smoking compendium is embellished with impressive engine turned decoration.

Either side of the compendium is fitted with a large hallmarked hinged cover which allows access to the inset cedar wood lined and gilded cigar boxes.

The centre of the compendium features the original detachable hallmarked cigar/cheroot cutter and a match receiver.

The cigar cutter is fitted with a hinged spring cutting mechanism; operational when the upper portion is depressed.

The sterling silver match receiver retains the original hallmarked hinged cover and bears a match striker to the anterior surface.

This impressive vintage compendium is fitted with two fine and impressive octagonal handles with stepped terminals and shaped swept brackets, all in the iconic Art Deco style.

The underside of this smoking set bears the retailer's mark 'Garrard & Co Ltd, 112 Regent St.W'.

This compendium is an exceptional gentleman's desk centrepiece.

View the full range of boxes and cases at AC Silver

Date: 1957


This vintage gentleman's smoking compendium is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

There are two minor dings to the reverse of the compendium; the set can be considered in excellent presentation condition.

The engine turned decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface and part hallmarks to the each cover, underside of the cigar cutter/match receiver and handles are all very clear.

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


Length across handles 35.5cm/14"

Length 31.5cm/12.4"

Width 21.6cm/8.5"

Height 11.3cm/4.4"


An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as this smoking set is fitted with cedar wood linings in addition to a weighted base.

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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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