Rare Solid Silver Louis Wain Style Cigar Lighter Hallmarked 1906
REF: CL1 / LA315660
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A super rare English, solid silver cigar lighter, modelled in the form of a Louis Wain style grinning cat. It is hallmarked for 1906 and the makers mark is partly obscured. You would have filled the body with paraffin and a wick would have been threaded through his tail. There would have been a larger central lighter in the centre of a table and you would have lit this from that then passed it round. Measures 2.5"/6.5cm high.
Shibusa Gallery has clarified that the Rare Solid Silver Louis Wain Style Cigar Lighter Hallmarked 1906 (LA315660) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 20th Century
OK, needs a polish and there is a small split on the collar of his head . Also a few minor dents which is typical of an item that has been used over many generations.
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