ANTIQUE MINIATURE ENAMEL PAINTING BRITISH BULLDOG CIGARETTE CASE HOLDER c1910
An antique European white metal cigarette case, with a stunning hand painted vitreous enamel image depicting two English / British bulldogs - with astounding detail, realism and incredible personality. With sprung button closure and elastic retainers.
Wow - highly unusual, totally original - fabulously collectable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Slight signs of wear & tarnish to metal, tiny amount of 'nibbling' to lower enamel edge and some surface scratches - nothing awful - see pictures. One elastic retainer fitting broken, of no consequence.
DATE/MARKS: Around 1910/20. Illegible control mark to button.
DIMENSIONS: 3 ½ x 3 inches (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 118.1 grams.