Alfred Dunhill ‘Aquarium’ Humidor, 1950s
Price Code: £££££
Alfred Dunhill, London
Of extraordinary quality, this Aquarium humidor is only the second example that we have been fortunate enough to acquire. This beautifully painted special order collaboration between Ben Shillingford and watercolour artist Margaret Bennett, features beautifully painted pink lotus flowers being circled by koi carp to the heavy Plexiglas lid. All four sides of the box are profusely decorated with shoals of freshwater fish, including angel fish, swimming amongst silvered rocks, aquatic plants and reeds. English, circa 1950s.
The deep and refractive Plexiglas walls of the box gives the sense of looking into a real aquarium. The interior of the box is cedar lined and has its original humidification system fitted to the lid, with a single open compartment, and bears original inset DUNHILL LONDON label.
We have illustrated the box containing Montecristo no. 1s fitted, to show its scale and capacity.
Length: 11 inches (28 cm)
Depth: 9 inches (23 cm)
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
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