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Dunhill 'Sylph Rule', & 'Baby Sylph' lighters

(On left): A table lighter known as the Sylph Rule, a design introduced by Dunhill in 1954 as a smaller variation of the earlier Foot Rule (See Refs 5421 & 6104). The silver-plated body is calibrated up to 6 inches (or 15 cm), and comes with a bespoke presentation case. Stamped Dunhill SYLPH to the base. English, circa 1954.

Length overall: 7¾ inches (17 cm)

REFERENCE: 6522
Price Code: £


(Right) an extremely scarce, miniature (and completely operational)cigarette lighter by Alfred Dunhill known as the Baby Sylph, with a traditional lift-arm mechanism and a vertical, reeded design to the diminutive silver-plated body. The base stamped Dunhill MADE IN ENGLAND, and the lighter is complete with a bespoke ‘ring-sized’ leather presentation case. English, circa 1953. Height: a diminutive 12 mms!

REFERENCE: 1499
Price Code: ££

Both illustrated in ‘The Dunhill Petrol Lighter – A unique Story’ by Blei and Bottoni, the definitive reference work on Dunhill lighters, published in 2004 (pp. 240, 191).

Reference: 6522, 1499

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