Art Deco Silver and Enamel Case A stunning 1930s sterling silver case with two colour enamel art deco decoration and engine turned silver. Interesting inscribed “Dot” in a cube design cartouche. Original gilt interior. Birmingham 1933.
American Art Deco cigarette case/lighter. Circa 1935. Slide-A-Light by Marathon. Black and tortoise shell enamel on chrome. Sunburst motif. With original velvet lined presentation case, carrying pouch, manufacturer's instructions in cellophane wrapper, cleaning brush. Approximate dimensions: 4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Near mint condition. Minor surface scratches.
Women in the 1920s created quite the stir when they began smoking in public. This smoking trend, originally started by the Flappers, gave rise to bejeweled and sparkly cigarette cases. This Art Deco ivory, enamel and onyx cigarette case, by Boucheron, is a beautiful example. It sold for $10,196 US in a recent Christie's auction.