Vintage World Map Cigarette Case, Lacquered

Produced in France, with a world map motif, this rare lacquered metal cigarette case, has long been a feature of our favourite instagram photography. The world map itself is somewhat distorted in its shape and location of countries, with land mass depicted in metal and water in lacquer. Using a hand-painted, angular font, sixteen countries are displayed, including Paris, Hanoi, Dakar, Caracas and San Francisco among others. The brush strokes are visible, with a deep black colour that matches the lacquer across the case. The case remains in good vintage condition, with lights marks throughout consistent with age and use.