Featured 800 SILVER YOGYA TABLE LIGHTER

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Shangas, May 21, 2024.

  1. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    This was an eBay find from about a week ago. Took a bit of research, but I finally figured out what it is.

    The lighter had some quite significant dents on the cap when I bought it. A bit of dent-removal with a hammer and punch soon sorted that out, and then a gentle polish.

    Here you can see it, alongside my other lighters. Replacing the wick was a real struggle with this one, but I got there in the end. I also replaced all the cotton inside, and it lights up like new.

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Lovely piece. The maker is Siswodihardjo.
     
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  3. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    Thanks. Any idea how old that makes it?
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    My guess is 1930-50. Does that make sense with the inside construction?
     
  5. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    I think so, yes.

    I saw a few of these lighters online. They were very expensive, and a lot of them were badly damaged.

    This was the cheapest, and the best condition.
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nothing cheap about that......u mean least expensive !!!:playful:..;);)
     
  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You don't see them very often here either, and we were the main market outside Java. Hundreds of ashtrays, but very few table lighters.
     
  8. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    Purtayto - purtahto...

    It was $120. All the others were $300, $400+.
     
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I just saw one here for 45 euros, one tiny dent that I can see, and slightly less intricate than yours. But we're a different market of course.
     
  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Here of course they don't show up at all. One can hope people don't know what they have when they do.
     
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