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Antique Silver Case with Erotica Panel

Sterling Silver and Enamel Erotica Cigarette Case - Antique Edwardian (1905)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver and enamel erotica cigarette case; an addition to our silver smoking related silverware collection

SKU C7534


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver and enamel cigarette case has a plain square form with rounded corners.

The anterior and posterior covers of this antique silver case are plain and unembellished.

This case is fitted with a push fit catch ornamented with a cabochon cut sapphire, which when released reveals a concealed secondary cover.

This hinged push fit cover is ornamented with an impressive erotica hand-painted enamel scene depicting five fully-nude female figures, posing and interacting together amongst a lake background.

This concealed cover opens to allow access to the hinged compartments.

This impressive example of Edwardian silverware retains the original gilt interior.

Antique cases such as this, with fully nude figures, are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.

Maker: Marks & Cohen (Walter H Marks & Samuel T Cohen)

Date: 1905

This antique cigarette case with erotica panel is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The enamel is in perfect condition.

The full British import hallmarks struck to the interior of the covers are very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this impressive example of antique Edwardian silverware.

Length 8.4cm/3.3"

Width to catch 8.2cm/3.2"

Width opened 15.8cm/6.2"

Height 1.6cm/0.6"

5.9 troy ounces/185g(including enamel panel)

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