01-24-2004 01-25-2004
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2222 Boston
January 24, 2004 10:00AMCalender
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Silver and Enamel Tobacco Box and Lighter for Alfred Dunhill, Ltd.

$3,525$3,000
Auction: Sale #2222 - 2222 Location: Boston Date / Time: January 24, 2004 10:00AM

Description:

Silver and Enamel Tobacco Box and Lighter for Alfred Dunhill, Ltd., comprising a continental cigarette case bearing English import marks for 1928, shaped rectangular, the lid enameled with an ocean scene, the base with green basse taille, wd. 3 1/4, and an ovoid lighter also enameled with ocean scene, bearing London hallmarks for 1928, maker's mark W&G, ht. 1 34 in., in fitted Dunhill retailer's case, approx. 4 troy oz. weighable silver.

Note: The scene is purportedly after a painting titled "Loneliness at Sea" by Anton Melbye (1818-1875).
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Alfred Dunhill Ltd., London, Polaroid 88 Polacolor ER 3-1/4 x 3-3/8'' Film, 80 ASA (623959), Anton Melbye