Cigarette Cases and Boxes, Silver and Plated - 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.
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Stunning late Victorian and enamel sterling silver cigarette case, hallmarked, London, 1889, G.H, of rectangular pocket form, the cover beautifully decorated with a scene of two topless women fencing in woodland clearing, with four women looking on, a/f, t
Stunning late Victorian and enamel sterling silver, cigarette case, hallmarked, London, 1889, G.H, of rectangular pocket form, the cover beautifully decorated with a scene of two topless women fencing in woodland clearing, with four women looking on, a/f,
A Polish .875 silver cigarette box, post 1940, with artists' cooperative mark of Orno, and standard, the timber lined hinged cigarette box clad with a hammered and slightly abstract textured finish, the lid with star motifs and a stylised image of the
A Japanese Nunome Zogan and lacquer cigarette box, mid 20th century, with partial marks for silver, partial mark for gold and other, a silver clad lacquer box, the lid finely decorated with two cranes flying before sweeping clouds in a pine tree and wave l
A silver cigarette case, 19.5 cm long, presented by the Captain and Wardroom officers of HMAS Sydney to Lieutenant GJA Ashley-Brown, 15-6-38. Possibly made by W.J. Sanders. 4.5 cm high, 19 cm wide, 13 cm deep
Siam sterling silver cigarette box having a raised panel of Airavata flanked by two panels of lai kranok detail, a hinged lid with an applied thumb piece, opening to a timber lined two section interior. Stamped to the base, 16.5 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm
A sterling silver cigarette case, Birmingham, with maker's mark for Horace Woodward & Co, the long rectangular case of plain form, gilt washed to the interior with a 1918 inscription, engraved Jf in gothic script to the top of the lid; hallmarked t
Australian sterling silver cigarette case by Hardy Brothers having machine work patterns to the cover with an Art Deco shaped cartouche inscribed 'Sweetness', a thumb button mechanism, & a 9 carat gold wash interior. Condition: good, some minor
A gold cigarette case, 9ct yellow gold, hallmarked to inner case with English marks, presented as a classic slender rectangular shaped case of vertically engraved gold, the masculine case detailed by a small polished plate to lower corner designed for init
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