Featured Silver cigarette case origin?

Discussion in 'Silver' started by Lennyt, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Lennyt

    Lennyt Well-Known Member

    I bought this cigarette case on one of the antique gatherings :)
    I almost certain that it is German but would like to confirm.
    Also, if someone could date it for me it would be great.

    Thanks in advance.



  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member


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  3. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I don't see marks with German characteristics. Can you get the ones you found in even closer (and still in focus?) The lady's dress (if it means anything and it does not have to mean a thing) looks more Spanish than German as well.

    And she appears to have castanets in her hands, which would also argue for Spain.
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    She is a Spanish dancer but don't think case Spanish in origin. Think she represents the exotic (and
    titilating.) Here's a similar image from an antique German case.


  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  7. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Louis Kuppenheim of Pforzheim, Germany...

  8. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Good going, Cheryl! I was totally in the dark about where to start because the markings inside the rectangles were so hard to see.

    In case anyone wants to see what's actually there, scroll down to Kuppenheim on this page. https://www.925-1000.com/Fgerman_marks_a1884_5.html
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  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    NICE, Bakers!!!! From the cigarette case first, then from the link.....couldn't get the case any clearer.......AND I LOVE the case!!!!!!!:):):):)

    X3ZZZZZZ _032137-1000x456-edit-2.jpg ZZZZZZ FROM THE LINK.jpg
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  10. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Nice case!!! Looks like you picked a winner. This gentlemen's work seems to be quite valuable!
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  11. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Bit more time now - to be clear, Louis Kuppenheim was a large manufacturer, the founder long gone by the time this piece was produced, they were known for their quality and fine enamel work; like other Jewish-owned firms, forced out of business in the late '30s...

    This German collector/researcher dates the style of those marks to around 1912-24: http://www.louis-kuppenheim.de/Geschichte/History-Louis-Kuppenheim/index.php/

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