Solid silver cigarette cases rare locking mechanism ALFRED DUNHILL cigarette case
Antique solid silver Dunhill cigarette case rare antique silver gifts Art Deco cigarette cases
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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.
To quote Alfred Dunhill from an article he wrote in 1923 -
“My experience in the motorists’ trade has convinced me that, if one can exactly meet the desires of a good class of public, time alone is necessary to make it profitable. Compared with quality, price is relatively important.”
1907 – Alfred Dunhill retires from running the Motorities business & he opens a pipe, cigar and tobacco store among the exclusive area of gentlemen’s clubs of Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1.
1910 – Alfred Dunhill opens a pipe factory near the store, simply because he knows that the pipes his customers are using are not good enough for Dunhill tobacco and so he embarks on production of pipes that ARE good enough.
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.
The antique silver case measures 13 cm X almost 8.8 cm & weighs 189.3 grams.
As you can tell from the dimensions this case will hold the largest cigarette and business cards.
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