Fine Art Nouveau French silver cigarette case, circa 1890's. Decorated on the front in repousse raised relief. Depicting a lady in a flowing gown, leisurely sitting in repose and smoking a cigarette while a dainty puff of smoke lingers overhead. The scene is surrounded by elaborate scrolling tendrils. Signed L. Blanchot. Having a push button closure. In good condition, a tiny dimple or two to the back. Hallmarked with the wild boar's head, a French standard for .800/1000 silver. The mark was typically used on small objects of at least 80% pure silver content, close to .925 sterling. Marked Depose (registered). Also bearing maker's marks for Charles Murat, active in 1897, whose workshop was located at 62 rue des Archives in Paris. Measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/2".
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Item ID: SL-1167
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