A FRENCH GOLD "POISSON" LIGHTER
A FRENCH GOLD "POISSON" LIGHTER

TIFFANY & CO., 20TH CENTURY, DESIGNED BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER

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A FRENCH GOLD "POISSON" LIGHTER
TIFFANY & CO., 20TH CENTURY, DESIGNED BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER
Of reticulated fish form, the head opening to reveal a lighter, one eye set with a sapphire, the other with a ruby, marked on fin with maker's mark V. Pourrat, Paris and French export mark, further marked on tail MADE IN FRANCE 28 and TIFFANY SCHLUMBERGER; together with three pairs of eyeglasses, two of folding form, the third example, French, silver-gilt, 20th century
The lighter 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) long; 1 oz. 10 dwt. (60 gr.)

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Lot Essay

The "poisson" lighter was Schlumberger's first design for Tiffany & Co., and became a well loved classic. A similar example is illustrated in J. Falino and Y. Markowitz, American Luxury: Jewels from the House of Tiffany, 2009, fig. 114.

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