Old silver-plated cigar or cigar cutter

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Dimitrov, Mar 5, 2024.

  1. Dimitrov

    Dimitrov Member

    Hello! I purchased this cigar cutter which is probably made of white bronze or pewter and is heavily silver plated! the cutter itself has a problem - the spring does not return it, it must be returned manually, but otherwise everything is fine! no markings on it anywhere, I see various dates on the internet from Art Deco to early 1950's! Could you share your opinion on the dating and maker of this item? Greetings!

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  2. Finnclouds

    Finnclouds Well-Known Member

    “GERMAN DUCK FORM CIGAR CUTTER: Antique German silver or nickel plated figural duck head cigar cutter. There is a hallmark marking on the hinged cutter portion. The hallmark symbol has the letters C and S, & Germany. Approx. 5.75" l x 1.5" w x 1" d.”

    Sold for $100 in June 2023 on liveauctioneers.

    Edited to add photo.

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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2024
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  3. Dimitrov

    Dimitrov Member

    Hello! My piece has absolutely no markings on the hinged part, I have looked at it all under a microscope! This post doesn't answer my question about dating and production period! (by the way, I also find those sold for $700) Greetings!
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  4. Finnclouds

    Finnclouds Well-Known Member

    I tried to give you a possible manufacturer and country so you could search further. You asked for the maker.

    Sorry I couldn’t be of help. Good luck with you search!
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2024
  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    A couple of drips of oil might lubricate the spring and make it work properly.
  6. Dimitrov

    Dimitrov Member

    Thank you, every opinion of yours is valuable to me!
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Silicon spray also helps, and is less messy.
    Cute cigar cutter. The decoration has some Art Nouveau influence, which doesn't necessarily mean it dates from the AN period.
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  8. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Are you sure there aren't marks here?

    Very indistinct.
  9. Dimitrov

    Dimitrov Member

    I'm sure it's just dark spots on the silver! Basically, in one of the described ones that you mentioned, there are stamped letters on the cutting mechanism, but here there is nothing, really nothing! just missing any markings! Like I said, I've looked at her under an electron microscope!
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  10. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    I ENVY your access to such a special instrument! Wow!
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    oh, but u didn't answer the question.....whatever shall we do ....:bigtears::bigtears::bigtears:

    Don't fret ......yer doin just fine !!!!!!!!!
  12. Finnclouds

    Finnclouds Well-Known Member

    Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence.
    Oscar Wilde
  13. Dimitrov

    Dimitrov Member

    Those who do not have their own opinion and view on things, use Sarcasm to boost their ego!!!
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