Pullman Gallery

Rare Half-Giant ‘Butterfly’ Dunhill Aquarium

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 5022

An extraordinarily rare silver-plated ‘Aquarium’ table lighter, of eliptical form, the perspex body enclosing hand-painted scenes to the front and reverse of a butterfly in flight against a pastel sky-blue ground, with simulated grasses behind it, highlighted to the edges with gold details, with silver plated lift-arm marked DUNHILL, in excellent condition and presented in a fitted Dunhill presentation box. English circa 1950s.

Length: 4½ inches (11 cms).

Additional Notes: We have not seen an example like this before, in its form and subject matter, leading us to believe it is most likely an experimental piece.

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