antique silver cigarette case

Antique silver cigarette case

Cigarette cases have been around the block for over a century. They can make a statement of style and also accessorize and protect your cigars.

They are more pleasing silhouette to the eyes than ordinary cigarette packs.

Imagine an antique cigarette case, only this time; make it silver and vintage. With that, you make more than a statement; you set standards!

There are lots of these cases in the market, while some are real, others are not. So, before we proceed, let’s share the attributes of real silver cigarette cases and tips on how you can identify a true one.

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Lot 68Russian silver cigarette case. Moscow
Price:  € 800
Price:
  € 800
Case in neo-Russian style "Taras Bulba with his son." Silver, casting, embossing, gilding. Master K. Konov. Moscow, 1908-1917. Size: 12 x 8.5 cm
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Lot 69Russian silver cigarette case. Faberge
Price:  € 2 000
Price:
  € 2 000
Case in neo-Russian style "Blizzard". Silver, casting, embossing, gilding. The Firm Of Faberge. Moscow, 1908-1917. Size: 10 x 7 cm.
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Lot 70Complain silver cigarette case
Price:  € 350
Price:
  € 350
Complain silver cigarette case. Silver, embossing, gilding. Kiev, 1908-1917. Size: 10.5 x 7 cm.
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Lot 234Cigarette case
Price:  CHF 1 000
Price:
  CHF 1 000
0D : 15H : 58M left
Moscow, 1908-17. Email/ silver, inside gold plated. Master's mark M. OKS. Rounded rectangle shape with hinges stationery cover. Clasp with chrysoprase Cabochon. Show page: In the foreground, half in relief representation of a Eisbärs between iceberg and hanging icicles, the enameled Background,...
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Lot 235Cigarette case
Price:  CHF 400
Price:
  CHF 400
0D : 15H : 58M left
Moscow, 1908-17. Silver, gilded inside. Mostly brand NL (Cyrillic). Rounded rectangle shape with hinges stationery cover. Look with a floral relief decoration on punziertem reason. In the midfield, appliqued, Golden ligature initials. 8x11 cm, approx. 167 g. - age and signs of wear.
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How to identify an antique silver cigarette case:

  • Check the date information: century silver smiths always inscribe the date of fabrication on their cigarette cases. Look out for it before you buy one.
  • Use Magnets: Yes, magnets can be used to know if a case is made of pure silver or mere mixtures of metal. Silver do not attract magnet, so, if the case does, it isn’t vintage.
  • Check for Stamp or branding: old silver smiths also accompany their works with their stamp to show its origin.

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