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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case
Offered by AC Silver
The case has a subtly curved form proffering a comfortable fit in the majority of pockets.
The anterior cover of this Victorian case is embellished with an impressive painted enamel panel depicting a British soldier holding a rifle and standing on a rocky hillside, with a blooded bandage around his head and a helmet to his feet.
The enamel decoration is accented with the quote ‘A Gentleman in Kharki’* with the engraved word ‘copyright’ to the lower edge.
The posterior surface and rounded sides of this cigarette case are plain and unembellished.
This silver case is fitted with a push fit catch, which when released reveals two hinged compartments.
This impressive case retains the original gilded interior and two retaining straps.
This impressive sterling silver cigarette case was crafted by the Birmingham silversmiths Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd.
* This notable illustration is a representation of Richard Caton Woodville’s ‘A Gentleman in Kharki’. This design accompanied the song/poem ‘The Absent-Minded Beggar’ by Rudyard Kipling, was used in a press release to raise funds for the British soldier in the Boer War.
3.2 troy ounces/100g
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The enamel panel is in perfect condition.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this impressive example of Victorian silverware.
Origin: Birmingham, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear