The case is gilt lined. This case measures 13.1cm in length and 9cm in width.
This case also has multiple hallmarks which present its age and how beautifully handcrafted this case is. Firstly, on the left and right-hand side of the case are hallmarks as pictured, showing that it has been'Made in Birmingham' and the Lion Hallmark for silver as well as the age mark.
The left-hand side also shows that this case was handcrafted by Henry Williamson Ltd in Birmingham. The case is sterling silver 925 and was made in 1921. The cigarette case is still a fashionable item even if cigarette sales have fallen off in recent years.This is because of the high-quality work and craftsmanship that goes into the collectable versions of this venerable product. They were created to keep cigarettes protected while not drying them out. The most desired examples on the antique market are from the Victorian era. These sterling silver cigarette cases which are highly decorated made it well into the 20th century in terms of their ornate design. Considering its age, it is in good condition with minor dents, the well-fitting hinged clasp opens and closes well, it does display some slight evidence of age and use but nothing to distract from its beauty. DM us before purchasing if you have any questions and we will be happy to answer! The item "1921 Antique Solid Silver Cigarette Case Royal King and Queen Cat" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cigarette/Vesta Cases". The seller is "portobellosilver" and is located in Hove, East Sussex. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion, South africa.