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Dress lighters by S.T. Dupont of Paris

Reference: 6825, 6823, 6187, 6824, 6188, 6826, 6828, 6186

Simon Tissot-Dupont (French, 1847-1922)

S.T. Dupont was established by a 25-year-old Tissot-Dupont in 1872 originally as a malletier, specializing in creating bespoke, personalized luggage for the European elite. By 1929 the company began supplying luxury travel cases to the Cartier boutique on Fifth Avenue, where they became an instant success. Over the following years their enviable client book included royalty, world leaders and screen legends. Following a commission in 1941 from an Indian Maharajah for 100 minaudière evening bags each containing a solid gold dress lighter, S.T. Dupont focused their attention to designing luxury lighters. They created bespoke examples for, notably, Jackie Kennedy and Picasso, who personalised three Lacque de Chine dress lighters in 1962 with sketches in the lacquer – a harlequin and Pierrot for his son and daughter-in-law and a faun as a gift for a friend.

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S.T. Dupont de Paris: a lady’s dark red ‘Lacque de Chine’ and 20 micron gold plated, gas- powered dress lighter, signed in Chinese to the side panel, with engraved ‘CA’ to the cartouche, French circa 1970. Signed ‘S.T. Dupont  de Paris, Made in France’  and ‘NC2A93’ Height: 2 inches (4½ cm).

REFERENCE: 6825
Price Code: £

S.T. Dupont de Paris: an attractive 20 micron gold-plated gentleman’s gas-powered dress lighter  with desirable ‘Ligne Horizontale’ pattern engraving. Signed ‘S.T. Dupont  de Paris, Made in France’  and ‘T6760’ . French circa 1960. Height: 2 inches (4½ cm).

The ‘Ligne Horizontale’ pattern is regarded as the definitive 1950’s Modernist design, and was used on both silver and gold plated lighters. This example also has a screw-type refill cap, dating it to before 1967 when the cap was modified.

REFERENCE: 6823
Price Code: £

S.T. Dupont de Paris: a fine, gas powered 20-micron gold-plated dress lighter by St. Dupont featuring a studded  engine-turned pattern to all sides, and vacant square cartouche for engraving. Signed ‘ST Dupont  Made in France’  and ‘DN8170’ model number to the base. Height: 2 inches (4½ cm).

REFERENCE: 6187
Price Code: £

S.T. Dupont de Paris: a lady’s dark red ‘Lacque de Chine’ and 20 micron gold plated, gas- powered dress lighter, signed in Chinese to the side panel, with engraved ‘CA’ to the cartouche, French circa 1970. Signed ‘S.T. Dupont  de Paris, Made in France’  and ‘NC2A93’ Height: 2 inches (4½ cm).

REFERENCE: 6824
Price Code: £

S.T. Dupont de Paris: a fine, gas powered ‘Lacque de Chine’ and 20-micron gold-plated gentleman’s dress lighter by St. Dupont featuring a vertical engine-turned pattern to the sides, and a central panel of black lacquer with jewel characters to the front and vacant square cartouche for engraving. Signed ‘ST Dupont  Made in France’  and ‘LACQUE DE CHINE’ to the base, with model number ‘Z6JV28’ . With S.T. Dupont presentation box with with cardstock outer cover. Height: 2¼ inches (6 cm).

REFERENCE: 6188
Price Code: £

S.T. Dupont de Paris: a gentleman’s dark blue ‘Lacque de Chine’ (Chinese laquer) and 20 micron gold plated, gas-powered pocket dress lighter. Signed ‘ST Dupont de Paris, Made in France’  and ‘X6KH88’ model number to the base French circa 1970, with engraved ‘CN’ to the square cartouche. With original ST. Dupont cardstock box and booklet. Height: 2¼ inches (6 cm).

REFERENCE: 6826
Price Code: £

S.T. Dupont de Paris: a fine, gas powered 20-micron gold-plated gentleman’s dress lighter by ST. Dupont featuring a vertical, linear engine-turned pattern to all sides, and vacant square cartouche for engraving. Signed ‘ST Dupont de Paris, Made in France’  and ‘J2C306’ model number to the base. With original S.T. Dupont cardstock box and booklet. Height: 2¼ inches (6 cm).

REFERENCE: 6828
Price Code: £

St. Dupont/Hermès Paris: a fine, gas powered 20-micron gold-plated dress lighter by St. Dupont for Hermès, Paris, featuring a guilloché engine-turned pattern to the body, in unused condition with its original box. Signed ‘ST Dupont  Made in Paris’  and ‘Hermès Paris’ to the base. Height: 2¼ inches (6 cm). French, circa 1950s.

REFERENCE: 6186
Price Code: £







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