ANTIQUE 20thC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL EROTIC LEDA CIGARETTE CASE c.1910

ANTIQUE 20thC AUSTRIAN SOLID SILVER & ENAMEL EROTIC LEDA CIGARETTE CASE c.1910

995.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4262

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 20th Century rare Austrian Solid Silver & hand painted enamel cigarette case. Stunning quality, parcel gilt, the cover is enamelled with an erotic scene depicting Leda and the Swan, a mythological scene in which Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces Leda; this is an erotic subject very popular and represented by famous painters like Leonardo, Michelangelo and Rubens (follow this link).

Very high quality of the workmanship and incredibly well painted. The hinge is tight and clasp is very strong, clicks when shut. Hallmarked Austrian Silver on both sides (800 Standard), made in 1910's, Maker's mark "FB" (Unknown to me).

CONDITION

In Great Condition - no damage, just general wear.

SIZE

Height:   9cm

Width:   7.5 x 1.5cm

Weight:   120g