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Edwardian sterling silver and enamel case. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1899. On cover top, local folk wave to a rooftop passenger on an overflowing stagecoach drawn by four horses through the countryside. Case interior gilt. Fully marked including date symbol and no. 3586. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 3 3/8 x W 3 5/8 x D 3/8 in. Gross weight: 4 troy ounces. #BU412

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00

Ye Olden Days sterling silver box with enameled bawdy tavern scene. Made by William B. Durgin Co. in Concord, New Hampshire, ca 1890. Rectangular with straight sides. Applied wreaths (vacant) and flaming torches and cornucopia mounted to regal crown. Rims reeded. Cover hinged. On cover top a groping toper wraps his arm around a merry wench. Shimmering iridescence shows off man’s carelessly discarded cloak and woman's loosely laced bodice. Fully marked including maker’s and retailer’s (JC... Click for details

Sale Price: $2,450.00
Listed Price $3,500.00

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 The dash and glamor of the young Bonaparte have been replaced by a stout middle-aged man with a nascent potbelly.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: Sold

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

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

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

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