In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, cigarette cases were a popular accessory, reflecting the changing social dynamics and attitudes towards smoking. As tobacco became more widely consumed, especially after the introduction of commercially rolled cigarettes, these cases provided a convenient and stylish way to carry and protect cigarettes. Some cases even featured compartments for matches or lighter storage.
This elegant accessory exudes a timeless charm The gold gilt gives it a luxurious touch, while the silver composition ensures a durable and lasting accessory. The outer case features decorative amorial motifs to each corner, and a central monogrammed cartouche surround by berry and flora design. The inside arm features a full length engine turned design.
The case is hallmarked 84 to one corner, for 84% silver
Good condition with some tarnishing and wear.
Size 8 x 13cm
Weight 155 grams