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Art Deco1720 of 3895 Jugendstil-Art Nouveau, Josef Rindskopf's Sohne, Center piece with Brass Mount,c1890-1900Art Deco, Pate de Verre, French Art Glass Vase
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    Posted 5 years ago

    buddylove
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    I have an Art Deco french cigarette case with multiple signatures and I was wondering if any one would have an idea to it's origin ?

    There is an inscription on the inside which reads as this.

    Noir assassin de la ville et de l'art tu ne tueras jamais dans ma mémoire celle qui fut mon plaisir et ma gloire
    13 VII 20
    Le souvenir est l'unique paradis du quel l'on ne peut etre expulse

    Black assassin of the city and art you will never kill in my memory that which was my pleasure and my glory
    13 VII 20
    The memory is the only paradise from which we can not be expelled

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    1. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Very nice case.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Interesting indeed ... a gift to Florence from Raymond.
      À ma chère amie Florence, Raymond.
    3. buddylove buddylove, 5 years ago
      It's has "Cecile" on the top so I guess it belonged to Cecile....
    4. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      Intriguing! Tons of clues here... but what do thet mean? A Swiss medal from 1923, the flag which looks like the flag of Uruguay, but with "ARC" in the corner. The dedication could also be from the best friend Florence Raymond... The numbers 5 6 11 21 19.
      BTW the inscription is the last strophe from Charles Baudelaire's poem "Un Fantôme".
    5. aissia aissia, 5 years ago
      Maybe from Switzerland from some sport team or university?
    6. aissia aissia, 5 years ago
      Like this club is similar (not telling is this one) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Zürich but you can maybe look that way
    7. Gillian, 5 years ago
      At the bottom of the inside under the inscription, written in French, is says "This is a souvenir............." Can any one read the rest of it?
    8. aissia aissia, 5 years ago
      The souvenir is the only paradise from which one cannot be expeled

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