This exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian sterling silver smoking compendium has a rectangular shaped form.
This base frame of the compendium has been modelled in the form of a carriage, with a cross shaped lower chassis fitted to either side with functional hallmarked spoked wheels.
The central portion of the carriage retains the original cranberry glass body/cigarette holder.
This rare cranberry glass cigarette holder is fitted with a plain silver mount to the rim ornamented with the engraved date '1889'.
One end of the carriage frame bears a semi-cylindrical match holder, accented with a paralleling dishpan and applied match striker to the surface.
The opposing end of the frame features an impressive sterling silver lighter, with a bulbous circular form.
This exceptional compendium incorporates a conical receiver fitted with the original taper holder, accented with a pierced hole to the terminal and a tiered ball style finial/fingerpiece.
The solid silver frame bears the retailer's mark 'Jones, 41 St James's St'.
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