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.
An impressive large gold cigarette case, 9ct yellow gold, made as a large rectangular slim cased cigarette case, early 20th century, made with a lovely textured finish to case back and front with rounded edges also detailed with vertical pattern work, hing
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 solid gold cigarette case. 16ct yellow gold, hallmarked, made as an elegant rectangular shaped case with slightly curved profile, engraved to case front and back with engine worked woven engraving and vertical stripes, fitted with hinge and elastic inser
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
A solid gold cigarette case, 18ct yellow gold, hallmarked, made as an elegant rectangular shaped case with slightly curved profile, engraved to case front and back with engine worked woven engraving and vertical stripes, fitted with hinge and elastic inser
18ct gold cigarette case, Cartier, the rectangular case with a rope pattern, the inner of the lid with W.A.C.S., weight approximately 167.50 grams, measuring approximately 95 x 77 x 16mm, signed Cartier, Paris, French assay and maker's marks, numbered P164
A Dunhill Namiki cigarette case by Murata Senzan in simulated Nasihji and Maki-e lacquer finish techniques, the subject of gold fish swimming amongst water weeds. Signed, in original presentation case. Height 8.5 cm. Width 11.5 cm
Superb 9 Carat gold cigarette case, engraved inside 'To a Master Cricketer, from a humble follower of cricket Digvijaysinhjiof Nawanagar. To replace a loss suffered and to commemorate a brilliant century at Jamnagar'. Hallmarked 'H&R Ltd', weight 212 grams
A Samorodok cigarette case by Cartier, presented to Dr Richard Vane-Tempest by Lord Furness on his graduation, the cigarette case with textured nugget like effect simulating a molten surface, in 9ct gold, with original fitted box, circa 1963
A Samorodok cigarette case by Cartier, presented to Dr Richard Vane-Tempest by Lord Furness on his graduation, the cigarette case with textured nugget like effect simulating a molten surface, in 9ct gold, with original fitted box, circa 1963.
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.
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