24 - 25 January 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A CONTINENTAL SILVER CIGARETTE CASE
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, CIRCA 1900
Oblong, the hinged cover enamelled with Greek cypher below Greek Royal crown and with an anchor and the letter 'M', with a hinged compartment for matches and a chain for a tinder cord, marked on cover bezel with two indistinct markes, perhaps French import marks, the bezel engraved 'Lendir 14 Rue Royal'
3¾ in. (95 mm.) long
gross weight 5 oz. (176 gr.)
The cypher is that of King George I of the Hellenes, Prince of Denmark (1845-1913).
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