A beautiful cigarette case made by Clark & Sewell, Chester. Fully hallmarked however date year is rubbed so we estimate 1909 to 1925 which is supported by the beautiful patina built up over many years. There is a gilt wash to the inside.This case would clean up nicely but we have left this to the new owner as this patina shows its age. There are a few minor dents, please see pictures.
The case snaps shut very well and hinge works perfectly. It looks like the internal straps have been replaced at some point. An H has been inscribed into the cartouche in brush stroke type text.
The case is curved to fit in a pocket and curve against the body. A very good weight of silver for this high quality case which could now be used as a business card case. This would make a fantastic gift for that special person.Upright sword between 3 wheat sheaves - Chester. Date letter rubbed and difficult to read, possibly gothic g for 1909 or could be 1925 date letter, we are not sure. C & S - Clark & Sewell. The item "Antique Sterling Silver Cigarette / Card Case Made By C & S (Clark & Sewell)" is in sale since Friday, September 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cigarette/Vesta Cases".
The seller is "selectsilver" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.