The introduction of cigars to the UK can be traced back to 1814, when officers returning from the Peninsular War brought them back as gifts given by officers from the Spanish army. The first silver cigar boxes would have been made shortly after this, but examples from this period are understandably rare, with the majority being made towards the end of the Victorian period and after, when cigars had become more available.
Hallmarked In 1900
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1900 by Mappin & Webb, this stylish, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Cigar Box, is unusually deep and stands on four lion's paw feet, with two drop ring lion mask handles, and a cedar lined interior. The cigar box measures 4.5"(11cm) tall, by 9"(23cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep.
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Hallmarked In 1924
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1924 by Thomas Bradbury & Sons, this handsome, George V, Sterling Silver Cigar Box, has smooth, rounded edges and a hinged swing lid, revealing the double sided, cedar lined interiors. The cigar box measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 9"(22cm) wide by 5.25"(13.5cm) deep.
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