Art Deco box by Gübelin, 1930s
Price Code: SOLD
Gübelin of Lucerne, Switzerland
An extremely stylish Art Deco silver-plated cigarette box, with two hinged lids revealing compartments for cigarettes or cigarillos, and to the left, a fitted clock with Art Deco numerals and mechanical 8 day movement. Believed to have been gifted by André Citröen, to the father of the former owner in the 1930s, this box has interest for motoring enthusiasts as well as admirers of Art Deco. Stamped by the famous Swiss watch maker Gübelin, and fitted within a grey grosgrain presentation case.
Length: 8½ inches (22 cm)
Depth: 5½ inches (14 cm)
Height: 1½ inches (4 cm).
The Swiss, family-owned House of Gübelin is known for its high-end jewellery, gemstones and fine watches. Established in 1854, the first watchmaker’s shop opened in Lucerne and over time the business grew, moving to ever-larger locations in the city until finally settling in the prime site on the quay that still houses Gübelin’s Lucerne boutique today.
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