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    Posted 5 years ago

    Peasejean55
    (491 items)

    This is a very large Solid Silver cigarette case is either from India or the Middle East. There are no marks but I tested the case and it is high quality silver. I think it is either Antique or vintage it certainly has age. The front is I think the Filigree side, but I suppose you could use both sides. There is a solid diamond shape in the middle with some symbols I'm not sure if it is initials. On the other side is some Niello work of a domed building with a wall surrounding, lots of palms and in the fore ground are the palms reflected in the water.
    As I said the case is large approx 13 cm long and 8 1/2cm wide and approx 190 grams in weight.
    I would love to know the country of origin, and some idea of age.
    Many thanks for looking

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    Comments

    1. watchnut, 5 years ago
      Beautiful workmanship, differently a keeper.
      Sorry don't know the origin but it's WOW!!!
    2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      I would think India and from the 1930s- 50s.

      The cigarette case itself was a popular souvenir item. I have several from WW2 with engraving (some with Taj Mahal) and other items that are filigree work-- well known for quality.

      Your case is a big step up from what is usually encountered: the fantastic filigree/ initial top and solid silver really makes it stand out from what is typically encountered.

      scott
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      This is lovely, Peasejean, I love Indian work like this. :)
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      This is a WOW! Someone sure put a lot of work into this. Beautiful.
    5. raver808 raver808, 5 years ago
      Yup, India for sure, very nice
    6. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thank you watchnut, Scott,katherinescollections, shareurpassion and raver for your comments, I agree 99.9 percent it was made in India, their filigree work is lovely. Yet again thanks for passing by and leaving your great comments.
    7. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
      watchnut
      katherinescollections
      aghcollect
      fortapache
      mikelv
      Elesgirl
      vetraio
      Blunderbuss
      shareurpassion
      racer
      antiquerose
      Rick
      kivatinitz
      raver
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thanks Kyra for the love. Like your new doggie profile photo.
    9. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Great craftsmanship. Superb piece.
    10. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Thanks for passing by Caperkid and leaving a great comment and love.
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Many thanks
      Agram.m
      ho2cultcha

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