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Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Reference: S1448
Period: Victorian
Year: 1900
Silversmith: Deakin and Francis
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 330.00
Weight: 177 grams
Dimensions: 13.2 cm by 8.5 cm
Condition: Excellent - very snug closure, clasp and hinge also excellent. No dents or scratches.

Description: A magnificent silver cigarette case, of exceptional quality, one of the finest we have seen. It is rectangular, and decorated with very finely engraved scrolling foliage on a stippled background, which is most attractive. The case has a gilt interior, and the original elastic bands. The case has a circular cartouche, decorated with the Hayes family crest, an attractive lion holding a standard with the motto "Renovate Animos", translated "Renew your Courage". The original owners name, "William Andrew Hayes" is engraved underneath the crest. The hallmarks are very clear, even the clasp knob is hallmarked, a sign of quality. Deakin & Francis, who still exist today after being founded in 1786, are known for their high quality small silverware.
Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Hayes family silver cigarette case

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Hayes family crest

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Front

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Back

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Hinge

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Interior

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Hallmark 1

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Hallmark 2

Antique Silver Cigarette Case - Hayes Family Crest
Scale

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