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S.T. Dupont ‘Shoot The Moon, Prestige’ Lighter

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S.T. Dupont

A scarce Ligne 2 ‘Shoot the Moon, Prestige’ gas-powered pocket lighter by S.T. Dupont. Created to honour the author Jules Verne (1828-1905) and his short story ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ in an edition of 1865 examples (the year of publication of the novel), this lighter is hand numbered 0297. The body is in a brown ombre Lacque de Chine and has ornate engraving and inlaid gold-plated details, and a centrally mounted moonstone.

Themes of Astronomy and artillery form the basis of Verne’s novel, and the symbolism in the decoration, as well as the miniature artillery shell used for striking, perfectly echo this. The lighter is in unused original condition with black lacquer presentation box and booklet, with plaque S.T. Dupont Atelier Haute Creation.

Height: 2½ inches (6½ cm)

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