Solid Silver Card Cases Rare Locking Mechanism Alfred Dunhill Business Card Case


An antique solid silver Dunhill cigarette case.                                                     

A brief introduction to Dunhill:                                                                               

This accessory was made by the world famous Dunhill organization. Originally the Dunhills were harness makers. Dunhill products have always been noted for their high quality & today antique & vintage Dunhill accessories hold their prices very well indeed, with fierce bidding at auctions for the most collectible items. The head quarters for the Dunhill brand are located in the only detached mansion in Mayfair, London. The historic Grade II listed building (Bourdon House) was first erected in 1720, more than a century before the founder Alfred Dunhill was born. In 1911, the Duke of Westminster decided to purchase Bourdon House, having lent the family’s London residence, Grosvenor House, to the government as a wartime gesture of patriotism. Situated at the heart of Mayfair and like the brand Dunhill, evokes a sense of magnificent luxurious appeal. A visit to the London Home of Alfred Dunhill is an unforgettable experience which embodies the grandeur and distinction of British heritage. 

Alfred Dunhill has built its reputation on uncompromising standards in menswear, accessories and jewellery / jewelry.

This case is the most superbly made fully hallmarked sterling silver authentic Art Deco Dunhill cigarette case. This luxury accessory has a sleek stylish bold linear design on the lid and base. The case has a rare opening and closing mechanism & the patent number for this is inscribed on the case - 'PAT. NO. 375532'. Both the lid and base are hallmarked. This impressive cigarette case was assayed in London 1937. The vermeil interior has this charming inscription 'à Tiger Lily, Affectueusement de tous deux, Rudi et Lou - Xmas 1942' which translates as 'To Tiger Lily , affectionately from us both Rudi and Lou - Xmas 1942'. You can just imagine the fashionable and privileged set they came from. The case is in very good condition. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. Measures 13 cm X almost 8.8 cm & weighs 189.3 grams. The case has an clasp that requires a hand clap movement to open or close it and so it is not to everyone's tastes.

As you can tell from the dimensions this case will hold the largest cigarette and business cards.

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FREE EXPRESS DELIVERY on this order worldwide
1 DAY SHIPPING UK - next working day delivery when purchased before 11 am.
4 - 10  DAY SHIPPING to USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & the rest of the world.

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