A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
AND OBJECTS OF VERTU

an article of Giorgio Busetto - www.silvercollection.it
for ASCAS - Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver
a small collection of antique silver and objects of vertu
 
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DEDICATIONS ON SILVER CIGARETTE BOXES

The engraving of dedications on silver cigarette boxes is a common practice.

Browsing within my small collection of "tobacciana" I've found some examples of dedications.

 

name of the owner

reserve
engraved
Maitland Jellicoesterling silver cigarette case Birmingham 1910 silversmith D&FThis 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
sterling silver cigarette case hallmarks Birmingham 1910 silversmith D&F Manchester.sterling silver cigarette case Birmingham 1910

date

silver 800/1000 German cigarette casedate engraving 25 March 1923this 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).
 
silver 800/1000 German cigarette casesilver 800/1000 German cigarette case The case is hallmarked with "half-moon and crown" "800" and silversmith's mark.
It is 8 in. wide (cm. 20)

winner's prize

Russian silver cigarette case engraved dedication Russian silver cigarette case 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.
Russian silver 
cigarette case
gold washed
interiorRussian silver cigarette case chasing with peacock, wreaths of flowers and fruits
It is chased and repoussť with a peacock, wreaths of flowers and fruits. The case has gold washed interior and a green stone cabochon thumbpiece.
Russian silver cigarette case with green stone cabochon thumbpiece dedication on the back of Russian silver cigarette caseThe 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 silver cigarette case: inscription engraved: on the interior
 

silver 900/1000 German cigarette case with golden monogramIn remembrance of all
the lovely valses we danced
together


 

silver 900/1000 German cigarette case; golden monogramsilver 900/1000 German cigarette case: cabochon thumbpieceIt is hallmarked ' half-moon and crown ' and '900 ' (purity 900/1000 used in Germany for higher degree silver).
The cigare
tte 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....

 

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