BID ON THE-SALEROOM
A mid-twentieth century silver cigarette case of rounded rectangular form, having stepped sides, initialled name panel and engine-turned decoration throughout, hallmarked W T Toghill & Co., Birmingham 1956, length measuring 14.3 cm. Together with a late Victorian silver vesta case and a snuff box, hallmarks for Birmingham 1894 and 1899, and a further base metal snuff box. Gross weighable silver 261.4 grams. (4).
All the pieces in the lot display general wear, surface scratches and marks. The cigarette case has a dark elastic band mark. The hinges and clasp appear in working order, however there remains a slight gap when closed. The other three items all appear in a worn state, displaying some dints and bumps and worn decoration with considerable loss of surface detail. The Victorian snuff box is very tarnished and has some holes and creases at the corners. The hinged lid on the vesta is a little loose. The hallmarks are mostly clear and legible.