A JEWELLED THREE-COLOUR GOLD CIGARETTE CASE, CHARLES HOLL, PARIS FOR EXPORT, PROBABLY CIRCA 1935
rectangular with gem-set thumbpiece, the surface a geometric abstract pattern composed of fused gold in three colours inspired by the ancient Japanese metalworking technique of mokume-gane, maker's mark for London export, serial number: 63537, further struck: 750, erased French control marks
8cm., 3⅛in. wide
Overall in good order, some slight surface wear throughout, commensurate with time and age; restoration to the lower right corner.
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