Rare Charles Murat Sterling Silver Cigarette And Vesta Case Set Mantic – The Vintage Compact Shop
Rare Charles Murat sterling silver cigarette and vesta case set MANTICORES antique silver gifts wedding gift sets 1800s - The Vintage Compact Shop
Charles Murat cigarette and vesta case set
Rare Charles Murat Sterling Silver Cigarette And Vesta Case Set Manticores 1800s
Rare Charles Murat sterling silver cigarette and vesta case set MANTICORES antique silver gifts wedding gift sets 1800s - The Vintage Compact Shop
Rare Charles Murat Sterling Silver Cigarette And Vesta Case Set Manticores 1800s
Rare Charles Murat sterling silver cigarette and vesta case set MANTICORES antique silver gifts wedding gift sets 1800s - The Vintage Compact Shop

Rare Charles Murat Sterling Silver Cigarette And Vesta Case Set Manticores 1800s

Regular price £1,450.00

An exceptionally rare chance to acquire a nineteenth century French sterling  silver set of repoussage cigarette and vesta cases which are both adorned with manticores. The set is of the highest quality and made by the master silversmith Charles Murat and they are in the most superb condition. The choice of a mythical hybrid to adorn these cases makes them highly collectible. The description of the manticore varies from the era to the country of the story teller. Even today manticores feature in highly popular books and films, such as the Harry Potter series. Manticores have been described as having the head and body of a lion / lioness, the tongue and tail of a serpent or lizard and the wings of a dragon or bird. In this instance they have the head and body of a lioness, a lizard like tongue and tail and the wings of a bird. In some cases manticores have human heads. The fronts of the cases have splendid manticores looking very fierce indeed. Just below the creatures are shield like cartouches and the whole repoussage decoration superb, ornate and complex. The backs of the cases have the the same attention to detail and incorporated into the design emerging from the foliate, the head of the manticore - sleek, lion-like and fierce. Both cases are fully hallmarked and bear the maker's mark of Charles Murat. All clasps and hinges work perfectly. The vermeil interior of the cigarette case is sublime. 
This cigarette case measures 8 cm x 6.3 cm & weighs 61.6 grams.The vesta case measures 4.6 cm x 3.2 cm & weighs 18.7 grams.

We will provide two immaculate velvet drawstring pouches free with this order.

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