ANTIQUE SILVER CIGAR LIGHTERS

Although the earliest known lighter is from around 1820, it wasn't until the Victorian period, and with the increase in popularity for smoking, that Silversmiths started to create both table and pocket lighters, to replace vesta cases and matches. Novelty examples in the form of animals, or buildings, are amongst the rarest and most sought after.

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L2777: Sterling Silver Lighthouse Cigar Lighter

Hallmarked In 1932

Hallmarked in London in 1932, this unusual, novelty, George V, Sterling Silver Cigar Lighter, is modelled in the shape of a lighthouse, standing on a soapstone base. The cigar or cigarette lighter measures 5"(12.5cm) tall, by 1.5”(4cm) wide, by 1.5”(4cm) deep.

£795

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L3108: Sterling Silver 'Pipe' Cigar Lighter

Hallmarked In 1906

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1906 by John Round & Son Ltd., this stylish, novelty, Antique Sterling Silver Cigar Lighter (or Pipe Lighter), is modelled as a pipe resting on a pipe stand. The lighter works by leaving it lit on the table, and using the two wick topped lighting pins to light the cigar. The cigar lighter measures 2.5"(7cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) wide, by 2"(5cm) deep and weighs 3.9 troy ounces.

£975

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b3584: Sterling Silver Gimble Cigar Lighter

Hallmarked In 1896

Hallmarked in London in 1896 by John Round & Son Ltd., this handsome, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Cigar Lighter, features an Impala horn handle, and works on a gimble, allowing the flame to always stay upright, no matter how the lighter is held. The cigar lighter measures 3.25"(8.5cm) tall, by 21.5"(54.5cm) in length.

£2,175

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L3994a: Sterling Silver Pig And Trough Match Strike

Hallmarked In 1885

Hallmarked in London in 1885 by Joseph Braham, this delightful, novelty, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Match Strike, is modelled as a pig standing by his trough, mounted on a wooden base with the match strike to the front, and the pigs tail removable to use as the cigar lighter. The match strike model measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) wide, by 4.75"(12cm) deep.

£3,775

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L2791: Sterling Silver Dragon Cigar Lighter

Hallmarked In 1972

Hallmarked in London in 1972 by Carrington & Co., this fantastic, Sterling Silver Cigar Lighter, takes the form of a dragon, standing on a pedestal base. The head is removable to fill with lighter fluid, with the wick protruding from the mouth. The cigar lighter measures 6.25"(16cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) long, by 3"(7.5cm) deep.

£4,675

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