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Antique Indian Silver & Ruby Military Interest Cartographical Cigarette Case (Code 1909)

  • £32500


A very interesting early 20th century silver cigarette case. It features a map extending from the Middle East through India to China and is stamped Sterling Silver to the interior. By repute this was custom made for a military official while in India and it is marked at each location where he was posted with the map being updated over the years. These were official postings as opposed to military conflict. Each location is marked with a small ruby. There is also an inscription to the interior which relates to a later gifting of the item.

The case is a long form cigarette case and substantially heavy for it's size. The interior is gilded and there is a (now perished) elastic strap. A lovely historical item.


Normal period wear with light scuffs and scratches. Hinge and catch good and working well.


Height: 14 cms ( 5 1/2 inches )

Width: 8.2 cms ( 3 1/4 inches )

Weight: 206 grams (before packing).

Stock Code: 1909 OC19-2



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