Cigarette Cases and Boxes, Gold - Smoking Accessories
Learn about Cigarette Cases
Pocket cigarette cases evolved from the leather containers for cigars which first became popular in the mid-nineteenth century. As cigarette smoking gradually overtook cigar smoking, pocket cigarette cases in leather or papier mache often decorated with floral motifs or geometric patterns became popular. After 1900, however, pocket cigarette cases of an all-metal construction came into fashion. The metal pocket cigarette cases were most frequently made of silver and gold, and plated versions of these metals, and offered greater scope to the designers and craftsmen and soon enamelling, filigree work, guilloche engraving and other decorative techniques could be found decorating cigarette cases. As well as gold and silver, pocket cigarette cases were made in ivory, wood, Lucite, pewter. A lerger version of the cigarette case evolved to sit on a desk or sideboard. Many of these were silver boxes, lined with timber. A popular form was the miniature AWA radio table cigarette box, in various colours of Bakelite. Others were made of wood and ceramics.
A gold cigarette case. 14ct yellow gold, made as a slim, small cased cigarette holder, circa: 1950's, with rectangular case and chamfered lid, hinged to reveal a polished internal compartment. Case Measurement 78 x 55mm
A beautiful gold cigarette case, 14ct yellow gold, possibly Austrian with indistinct hallmarks, made as a bowed rectangular shaped case with finely detailed foliate engraving to case top with central woven work to reverse and centre, hinged to reveal and w
Gold cigarette case, the 14ct gold rectangular case with engine turned pattern and black enamel push piece, maker's mark Kta, European assay marks, approximately 110 x 80mm, 190.00 grams. Accompanied by suedette carry case.
A gold cigarette case by Asprey, the rectangular form case having engine turned decoration with key patterned boarder and applied 'J' initial to the lid all in 9ct gold, hallmarked Asprey London 1924 - 25, total weight 123gms
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