Leopard Antiques
       
New Items About Us Valuations Contact Us Links Links  
Currency    
PayPal
 
Visa
 
MasterCard
 
Antique Silver
   
Silversmiths
   
Regions
   
Periods
   
Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11066
Period: Victorian
Year: 1896
Silversmith: A & J Zimmerman Ltd
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 1 900.00
Weight: 128 grams
Dimensions: 8.8. cm *7.0 cm
Condition: Excellent, enamel perfect, hinge and clasp good, snug closure. Some small dents to silver case corners. Original gilding excellent.

Description: A fabulous silver and enamel advertising cigarette case, featuring the famous English cricketer W.G. Grace. The case is rectangular, and is beautifully engraved with scrolling foliage, the quality is excellent. The interior is gilded, and has 2 elaborately pierced and engraved arms, both with hinges. The oval enamel plaque features Grace walking down the pavilion steps out to bat, carrying his bat, in striped MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) hat, and the words "Like Grace" across his chest. Spectators can be seen in the background, the colours are superb. Both lid, base and 2 arms are clearly hallmarked, the makers mark A&J.Z is clear on both arms but worn on the case. The image is a very faithful copy of a Colman's Mustard advertising poster, which reads "Colman's Mustard, Like Grace, Heads the Field (see picture), circa 1895. This is a historic poster and image, as it represents the first time a sportsman had been used to advertise a general product. Colman's mustard was founded in 1814, and is one of the oldest known food brands. Dr William Gilbert Grace is remembered as the greatest cricketer ever to play the game, he played 44 seasons from 1865 to 1908, he captained England. He was also a medical practitioner, but also made money from endorsements like this one with Colmans.
Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
Colmans Mustard Like Grace heads the field

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
W.G. Grace, cricketer

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace, engraved reverse

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
Gilded silver cigarette case, pierced holders

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
Gilded silver cigarette case, hallmarks case and arm

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
A & J Zimmerman birmingham silver hallmarks

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
W Grace colmans mustard enamel advertising plaque

Colman's Mustard Like Grace Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case - W.G. Grace
Grace cricketer

Printer friendly version
Email to a friend
Order Form     Request more information
Copyright © LeopardAntiques.com 2018
/body>