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Silver and enamel cigarette box, by Mappin & Webb

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An image of Cigarette box. Mappin & Webb Ltd. Rectangular. The sides are engine-turned with a fine mesh pattern, and at each corner have a mount in the shape of a 'malachite' enamelled column, the bases of which serve as feet. The lid is decorated with a similar mesh pattern and has a stepped edge and rectangular 'malachite' thumbpiede at the centre front. The underside of the lid is inscribed. The wooden interior is divided into two by a fixed wooden wall and has another which is moveable. The base of the box is covered in black leather. Silver, seamed, engine turned, enamelled and engraved. Height, to top of lid, 6 cm, width, overall, 18.5 cm, depth, overall, 9.6 cm, 1934-1935. London, England. Art Deco.

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Cigarette box. Mappin & Webb Ltd. Rectangular. The sides are engine-turned with a fine mesh pattern, and at each corner have a mount in the shape of a 'malachite' enamelled column, the bases of which serve as feet. The lid is decorated with a similar mesh pattern and has a stepped edge and rectangular 'malachite' thumbpiede at the centre front. The underside of the lid is inscribed. The wooden interior is divided into two by a fixed wooden wall and has another which is moveable. The base of the box is covered in black leather. Silver, seamed, engine turned, enamelled and engraved. Height, to top of lid, 6 cm, width, overall, 18.5 cm, depth, overall, 9.6 cm, 1934-1935. London, England. Art Deco.

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  • Accession Number: M.2-1991
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/25.0
  • Focal length: 135
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 715 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 79.34kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 25/1
  • Captured: 2008:04:04 16:08:58

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20th Century Art Deco box British cigarette box enamel engine turned engine-turned English Fitz_AA machined Mappin & Webb metalwork Silver silverware smoking tobacco box

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