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Decadent, Daring Cigarette Cases

Reminders of a bygone era, cigarette cases have long been associated with style and glamour. With wide-ranging designs, there was a cigarette case for everyone – even the cheekiest of gentlemen. Featuring nude women belly dancing, bathing and even dueling, the fifteen-lot sequence of cigarette cases with erotic imagery offered in our upcoming Collections sales is charmingly seductive. The less adventurous owner of such a case would have hidden the racy scenes inside a double cover, but perhaps it is surprising how bold many of the owners seemed to have been. To view a sampling of the erotic cigarette cases in our upcoming sale, click ahead. –Alessandra Merrill

Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art
19–20 October | New York