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Asprey 'swivelling' cigarette box, 1929

Asprey & Co.

A rare, Sterling silver ‘swivelling’ cigarette box by Asprey & Co., with an engine-turned body and large finial with applied monogram ‘PLA’ in gold, the top section with rotating covers where the (original) vesta matches are stored, along with the emery papers for striking them on. By turning the finial, the four compartments swivel outwards, revealing cedar-lined compartments for Russian, Egyptian, Turkish and Virginia cigarettes.

The body and finial heavily engine-turned and set on a swept polished foot with beaded detailing. Hallmarked Asprey & Co., London, 1929. In a bespoke, three door Asprey presentation case.

Overall height: 9 inches (23 cm).

Price Code: ££££

Reference: 6013

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