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Signal flag cigarette case, 1933

Gieves Ltd of Old Bond Street.

A superb quality English Art Deco Sterling silver and enamel cigarette case, the hinged lid decorated with four masts displaying 24 alphabetically-arranged enamel signal flags, with engine-turned borders and reverse, the gilded interior with original elastic and bearing Birmingham hallmarks for 1933. In a fitted burgundy glazed calfskin case.

Length overall: 3½ inches (9 cm).

Originally established as a Royal Naval outfitters, Gieves Ltd, outfitters to Charlie Chaplin, J.P. Morgan and Sir Winston Churchill, acquired Hawkes & Co. to become what is today one of the greatest names in British tailoring.

Price Code: Code SOLD

Reference: 6127

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