Signed Watrous Art Deco sterling silver cigarette case with a gorgeous hand hammered finish. Gilt butler swirled design inside. Holds up to 70mm smokes (apx. 2-3/4"). Measures 4" x 3" and weighs 108 grams (71 DWT pennyweights, 3.8 ounces). With hinged (tight mechanism- excellent condition) cross bar inside. Hallmarked and maker marked "Sterling" on the hinged clip. In exceptional condition, looks like it was not carried very much- quite a handsome case. A good size to use as a business card case. Circa 1920s. M142C&E
Watrous Manufacturing Company- Wallingford, Connecticut. 1896 to present. Originally plated wares, began sterling silver line in the 1920s. Successors to Maltby, Stevens Company. In 1898 Watrous became a division of International Silver Company.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: any "dark" areas in the images are merely reflections. The case has an extremely reflective surface making it difficult to photograph. TRULY more spectacular in person and "in hand". Can also be used as a wallet for cash like a money clip. The case will hold shorts, hand rolled cheroots, marijuana joints, filter-less cigarettes. The perfect anniversary gift or wedding gifts for the groom and groomsmen. They also make fine birthday and graduation gifts. Great piece of collectible tobacciana!