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Art Deco Cigarette case, miniature ornate vintage silver-plated cigarette case

This is a very pretty little cigarette holder I picked up in a little shop in the Antwerp antiques district.
It has a Art Deco-like leaf pattern on both outsides. On the little clasp it has a stamp '830S'.
It is in good condition, although it has little scratches and dents, the plate is quite thin and slightly flexible.

I am not sure how old this is, although judging by the Art Deco leaf pattern and the size I would place it around 1930. This does not fit regular cigarettes, the box is 3.5 inch long (8.5 cm) and 2.5 inch (6 cm) wide, which will fit the old 72s (72 mm) brands.

Most European countries up until 1920s used 830s as a silver stamp. Scandinavian countries used 830s silver like Denmark moved to using 925 silver in 1927 however even though a higher grade of silver was used by most jewellers in Scandinavia, they stuck to stamping there jewellery 830s as they did not have to pay a tariff to the assaying office for the change over to 925. So most Jewellery made by fine houses in Scandinavia will in fact be marked 830s but will have a standard silver of 925.

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Art Deco Cigarette case, miniature ornate vintage silver-plated cigarette case

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Material: 830s silver
  • Ships worldwide from Belgium
  • Feedback: 10 reviews
  • Favorited by: 231 people