The piece features a rounded square-shaped body crafted of Alpaca (a copper/nickel/zinc-based alloy that imitates sterling silver but is much stronger), with vermeil-like interior. The front cover features a beautiful hand-painted enamel portrait of an elegant and mysterious woman with seductive dark eyes and pale rosy complexion. She wears a luxurious fur coat and large hat. She was perhaps a wealthy gentleman's sweetheart, who commissioned the cigarette case so as to have her portrait with him. Case presents well and is in good antique condition, with minor wear, scuffing, tarnish/oxidation and patina commensurate with age.
This elegant and wonderful enamel case will make a fine addition to any antique cigarette case and art deco collection.. Dimensions: 3-3/8" in height, 3-1/8" in width, 3/8 in depth. Item(s) will be professionally packed to prevent damage in transit. Feel welcome to message us with further questions or requests for more images, and thank you for looking!
Your satisfaction is important to us. It will be our pleasure to leave you great feedback in return! (adjacent to I-95, exit 30, in historic Pawtucket, RI) is the highest volume antiques mall in the American Northeast!We are a magnet for rare and unusual items! AUCTIONS are listed with NO RESERVES. Be sure to watch for periodic SALES and Price Reductions! Thanks for looking and check back often! New Items are listed EVERY WEEK. 345 Fountain Street Pawtucket, RI 02860. Come visit us in Rhode Island, or find us on the web! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "Antique Art Deco Alpaca Silver Enamel Woman Painted Portrait Cigarette Case Box" is in sale since Monday, May 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Cigarette & Vesta Cases". The seller is "ri2u" and is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.