Fine C1920 Austria Hungary Sterling Silver & Guilloche Enamel Cigarette Case
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Fine C1920 Austria Hungary Sterling Silver & Guilloche Enamel Cigarette Case:
FINE C1920 AUSTRIA HUNGARY STERLING SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL CIGARETTE CASE
This is a listing for a spectacular antique circa 1920 Austria-Hungary .925 grade sterling silver and guilloche enamel cigarette case. The case measures 4 5/8 by 3 1/8 inches or 11.5 by 8 cm. The case is quite heavy for its size and weighs 5.85 troy ounces or 181.7 grams.
The entire cover of the case is an enameled with a light yellow color with a gold foliate border with red diamond accents. Below the enamel is an engraved design with a wave and twisting design. The back of the case has smooth silver back with the initials “K-Q”. The inside of the case has two elastic bands for holding the earliest cigarettes which were smaller than the modern era cigarettes.
The inside of the case is in vermeil gold. The interior is marked with the Austria-Hungary mark circa 1872-1922 with the head of Diana and the city of assay letter "A" for Vienna.
The case is in very good condition with no enamel damage or restoration, there is the usual scuffing to the enamel and silver on the top and bottom of the case, minor. Please see the many photos of this very pretty an exceptional case.
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