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DESCRIPTION Stunningly beautiful and highest quality vintage solid sterling silver cigarette case with exquisite water effect engine turned engraved decoration overlaid with gold bands of two colours, a matt gilded interior and cabochon gem set catch. The gem maybe a fabulous sapphire or simply glass, I do not know.
Interior has the simple and discreet engraved inscription 'M Noble. Padiham.' Padiham was a significant mill town in Lancashire but this piece would have been out of the financial reach of the spinners, weavers and printers. The manager of the largest mill in 1891 was Thomas Noble so it is likely this case belonged to one of his immediate family. Case does not fit modern credit cards. Link to similar example that I sold recently
SOLD 257 beautiful and highest quality vintage solid sterling silver cigarette case with engine turned engraved decoration overlaid with gold bands of two colours, a matt gilded interior and cabochon gem set catch London Chain Bag Co. London 1923 www.silfren.com
SILVERSMITH imported by London Chain Bag Co.
DATE or HALLMARK imported 1927
ASSAY OFFICE London, at first I was a bit annoyed by the assayer taking his sample from the polished silver internal edge but now I realise that there is nowhere else without disrupting the glorious gold work. Fully marked to one side and partial to the other and release catch button.
WEIGHT in GRAMS 91
external LENGTH x WIDTH 3 ", 84mm X 3", 75mm
SILVER STANDARD 925 sterling silver
CONDITION excellent, one dig to rear panel near bottom edge, fractional soft bumpage, gilding still fabulous, no elastic band but these are readily available online

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