Antique French 18K Gold Cherry Amber Cigarette Cheroot Holder Etui Case
Antique French 18k gold mounted cherry amber cigarette or cheroot holder in the original leatherette case or etui. Beautiful rich cherry amber tapered mouth piece mounted with 18K yellow gold trim and decorated with an ornate 18K gold cartouche. Bearing the French 18K gold standard mark in a form of an eagle's head in use in France from 1838. The mark is overstruck by the goldsmith maker's mark as shown, the mark appears to be initials M. Housed in what is likely the original leather fitted case, the interior lid with gold label reads "Or Contrôlé", which roughly translates as "assayed gold" or "inspected gold ". This indicates that the item inside was tested for its gold purity by a French assay office. In overall good antique condition. Wear to the case commensurate with age. Some teeth marks/scuffing to the end of mouth piece from use, however the interior appears to be clean inside free of smoking residue. The cigarette holder measures 3 9/16" length x 5/16" diameter opening aperture. Case measures 4 1/8" length x 1" wide. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Other Tobacciana". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.