1897 Gebruder Friedlander Silver Match Safe / Cigarette Holder W/ Og Fitted Case


1897 Gebruder Friedlander Silver Match Safe / Cigarette Holder W/ Og Fitted Case

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1897 Gebruder Friedlander Silver Match Safe / Cigarette Holder W/ Og Fitted Case:
$1,000


ESTATEEXCEEDINGLY RAREEXQUISITE QUALITYGERMANSILVER ALLOYMATCH SAFE / CIGARETTE CASEIN ITS ORIGINAL FITTED CASEbyGEBRUDER FRIEDLANDERBERLIN, GERMANYCIRCA 1897!
APPROX. 2 3/8" X 4" X 5/8"APPROX. 235 GRAMS OF .875 SILVER or 6.6110 TROY OZ OF PURE SILVER
SLICK ART DECO LINEAR DESIGNMAIN BODY HINGED LID OPENS TO REVEAL GILT INTERIOR w/ SCRIPT INSCRIPTION;
"SCHOUVALOFFHERZLICHEN DANKPUTNAM1897"(THANK YOU VERY MUCH)
I PRESUME THIS MAIN AREA WAS TO STOW CIGARETTESON ONE END EDGE THERE IS A STRIKER SURFACE, IT CAN BE PRIED OPEN TO REVEAL AN INNER COMPARTMENTAGAIN WITH GILT. MOST LIKELY FOR STORAGE OF SMALL MATCHESTHERE IS YET ONE MORE COMPARTMENT ON THE LONG EDGE OPPOSITE THE FRONT SIDEWHERE THERE IS A SMALL BUTTON YOU DEPRESS AND IT OPENS TO REVEAL ANOTHER GILT INTERIOR WITH A TUBULAR SLIDE MECHANISM WHICH I BELIEVE PROBABLY HAD A FLINT STRIKE NO LONGER PRESENT
THE CASE HAS THE CORRECT GERMAN REICHSMARK (CRESCENT MOON & CROWN), 'BERLIN', AND '875' FOR THE FINENESSTHE MAKER'S MARK HAS BEEN ALL BUT REMOVED, THE REASON WHY I DO NOT KNOW.
I AM FAIRLY POSITIVE THIS PIECE WAS CREATED BY FRIEDLANDER, THE JEWELER TO THE KAISER BECAUSE THE WORK IS SO FINE AND THE FITTED CASE BEARS THE RIGHT MARKS.
THE PIECE IS QUITE SOLID, VERY DENSE, AND WELL DESIGNED AND CRAFTEDTHE FITTED CASE BEARS FRIEDLANDER'S MARKINGS;PICTORIAL CROWN w/
'GEBR FRIEDLANDERHOFJUWELIERE? MAL DES KAISERSBERLIN'
DESPITE THE MARK REMOVED I AM ATTRIBUTING THIS FINE SMOKER'S ACCESSORY TO FRIEDLANDER.THE QUALITY IS OUTSTANDINGNOTHING LIKE THIS TREASURE ON !USA:FREE BASIC SHIPPING

1897 Gebruder Friedlander Silver Match Safe / Cigarette Holder W/ Og Fitted Case:
$1,000

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