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RAF Interest, Unique Art Deco Gold and Sterling Silver Cigar Box by Asprey, 1936

$19,908.42

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Hallmarked in London in 1936 by Asprey & Co. Ltd., this unique, Art Deco, sterling silver cigar box, is striking in design, with inlaid gold to the lid and sides, light blue and red enameled detailing, and the handle is modelled as a nine cylinder radial plane engine with a single propeller. The interior is lined in cedar wood. The cigar box measures: 3" (7.5cm) tall, by 9.5" (24cm) wide, by 6" (15.5cm) deep. The date of manufacture, and the choice of colors used in the decoration, suggests a connection to the one of the specialist RAF Command units that were set up during that year. The use of a single propeller engine on the box handle would suggest a connection to fighter command, which found fame during the Second World War and the Battle of Britain.

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