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BU100

Historically poignant sterling silver and enameled cigarette case, ca 1910. Rectangular and hinged. On cover is Napoleon in 1814 after Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891), who portrays his subject before the fall. The dash and glamor of the young Bonaparte have been replaced by a stout middle-aged man with a nascent potbelly. A compassionate study in waning power and solitude. The original, which was undertaken in 1862 for one of the emperor’s nephews, is in the collection of the... Click for details

Sale Price: $3,500.00
Listed Price $5,000.00
BR699

European 800 silver and enamel cigarette case, ca 1910. Rectangular with curved corners and hinged cover. On cover is a bust of a spaniel with nuanced black and white fur with embedded red collar, pinkish nuzzle, and intent brown eye. A sensitive dog portrait on pale-yellow ground shading to green. Marked. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x W 3 1/4 in. Gross weight: 3.5 troy ounces. #BR699

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BT902

European silver and enamel cigarette case, ca 1920. Rectangular, chamfered, and hinged. On cover, a horse’s head appears in an entryway, with two protective borzoi dogs standing guard. Stable drama against a semi-abstract background of brick and stone. Marks worn. Very good condition with strong color.

Dimensions: H 3 5/8 x W 3 1/4 x D 1/2 in. Gross weight: 4.6 troy ounces. #BT902

Sale Price: $1,925.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
BT724

Hunt-themed cigarette case, ca 1920. Rectangular and hinged. On cover is enameled scene with two hounds and a pup snuffing around the carcass of a felled elk. No gore. Still very much in the Nature Red in Tooth and Claw vein. Dark palette with nuanced verdure and purpling sky. Three letter block monogram engraved on back. Marked “Alpacca”. Very good condition. Minor interior wear.

Dimensions: H 3 x W 3 3/4 x D 1/2 in. #BT724

Sale Price: $1,295.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
BQ946

Nautical sterling silver and enamel cigarette case. Made by Thomae in Attleboro, Mass., ca 1960. Rectangular and hinged. Signal flags enameled on front. Gilt interior. Hallmarked. Very good condition with intact color.

Dimensions: H 3 1/8 x W 4 3/8 x D 1/4. Weight: 4.8 troy ounces. #BQ946

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
BI440

Cigarette case in 900 silver with enameled Classical scene. Made by FM in Austria, ca. 1900. Rectangular with side hinge. Unusual tableau on cover: a portico with figures in Classical and 19th-century court dress, a modern city in the background. Interior lightly gilt. Hallmarked. Excellent condition with nice patina and strong colors.

Dimensions: H 3 1/4 x W 4 3/4 in. Weight: 6.6 troy ounces. #BI440

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
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