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DEDICATIONS ON SILVER CIGARETTE BOXES
The engraving of dedications on silver cigarette boxes is a common
Browsing within my small collection of "tobacciana" I've found some
examples of dedications.
name of the owner
sterling silver cigarette case has guilloche working with a reserve
engraved "Maitland Jellicoe" and gilded interior with
original rubber bands.
|It has hallmarks
Birmingham 1910 and
silversmith touch mark D & F.
The retailer is FINNIGANS Ltd
silver cigarette case with wood interior was made in Germany around
1925. The silver lid is engraved with the date "23 Marz 1925"
(March 23, 1925).
The case is hallmarked with "half-moon and crown" "800" and
It is 8 in. wide (cm. 20)
this is a Russian silver cigarette case engraved on the back with a
dedication in cyrillic dated March 16, 1927 as the prize given
for the best performance in the competition of accordion players,
city of Kaidaki.
It is chased and repoussť with a peacock, wreaths of flowers and
fruits. The case has gold washed interior and a green stone cabochon
cigarette case has a silver purity degree of 84 zolotnik (875/1000)
and is hallmarked on both inner sides with 1908-1917 Russian
hallmarks ). It is 4 1/4 in. wide (cm. 11).
love or friendship
|this silver cigarette
case was made in Germany around 1935.
The interior is gilded and engraved with the inscription
remembrance of all
the lovely valses we danced
is hallmarked ' half-moon and crown ' and '900 ' (purity 900/1000
used in Germany for higher degree silver).
The cigarette case is square shaped
with cabochon thumbpiece and gold monogram. The case is 3 1/2 in.
wide (cm. 9).
I'm still wondering if this inscription was engraved from a lover or
from a friend ... and if valses were dances or something else....
Giorgio Busetto - © 2004 -
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