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Sterling silver
George IV Cigar Case | Engraving from 'The Island' by Lord Byron

Sterling Silver, London, 1829 by John Teare

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Sterling silver
George IV Cigar Case | Engraving from 'The Island' by Lord Byron

Sterling Silver, London, 1829 by John Teare

Regular price


Sometimes you see something that evokes such a strong emotion, that you just have to have it. This was our reaction to this unique, engraved, English antique. Fashioned by John Teare of London, in 1829, this cigar case is made from sterling silver, and carries a fantastic inscription on one side; a quote from The Island, by Lord Byron:

“Sublime tobacco! which, from east to west, cheers the Tar’s labor or the Turkman’s rest; Which on the Moslem’s ottoman divides, His hours, and rivals opium and his brides; Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand, Though not less loved, in Wapping or the Strand; Divine in hookahs, glorious in a pipe, When tipped with amber, mellow, rich and ripe; Like other charmers, wooing the caress More dazzlingly when daring in full dress; Yet they true lovers more admire, by far, Thy naked beauties – Give me a cigar!”

Designed to fit two cigars, in an oval shaped case, the lid is attached using a stand-away hinge at the top. With the lid open, hallmarks are visible on both the inside of the lid (partially), and flange of the main cylinder (fully), both showing the makers mark (‘JT’ for John Teare), as well as the London hallmarks, dating the case to 1829. Each end carries a circular cartouche, with the base exhibiting signs of a previous name and date. Completing the case is a barleycorn, engine-turned decoration, covering the body and lid.

Both a beautiful object, rare antique and bearer of a pithy quote, this is how we would would carry our Partagas or Montecristos...

Object:
George IV Cigar case with engraved message
Maker:
John Teare
Material: Sterling Silver
Dimensions: circa 5.5x11.9x2.8cm
Date: London 1829 
This George IV Sterling Silver Cigar Holder remains in good condition, for an object of its age. 

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our objects. 

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your object will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the object, with all items delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

You may cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the object has been delivered to you. Any reclaimable import duties will however remain your responsibility.

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