Salimbeni Pocket Cigarette Case, Octagonal Section Sterling Silver Natural
Pocket cigarette case, octagonal section, in 925/1000 sterling silver, spring-loaded button and opening, guilloche with stripes Art Deco early 20th century style. Measures 4.5 x 10.2 x 1.7 cm. Weight gr. 91. Designed in 1942 and produced in 1975 at the Salimbeni firm with workmanship by skilled craftsmen.
Product SKU: 3354-3026
Product Brand: Salimbeni
Product Currency: EUR
Product Price: 772
Price Valid Until: 30/01/2024
Product In-Stock: InStock
Salimbeni Pocket Cigarette Case, octagonal section, in 925/1000 sterling silver.
Salimbeni Pocket Cigarette Case has a spring-loaded button and opening
Salimbeni Pocket Cigarette Case has guilloche with stripes Art Deco early 20th century style.
Salimbeni Pocket Cigarette Case measures 4.5 x 10.2 x 1.7 cm. Weight gr. 91.
Salimbeni Pocket Cigarette Case was designed in 1942 and produced in 1975 at the Salimbeni firm with workmanship by skilled craftsmen.
Guilloche is a craftsmanship performed on mostly precious metals, which allows to obtain surfaces engraved with complex and repeated geometric patterns.
Guilloche engraving was invented in the mid-1800s in Switzerland by watch manufacturers to embellish the dials of their luxurious artifacts.
Guilloche technique consists in engraving the metal with a burin using a machine with mostly manual controls.
A copier following the sinuosity of some matrices placed on the machine transmits a movement to the object subjected to engraving, thus obtaining that the burin “cuts” the metal.
By moving the positions of the matrices and the copier, precise intertwined engravings of an almost infinite geometric type are obtained and their continuous differentiation certainly adds value to the objects that are produced.
The dexterity required to carry out this operation is highly specialized, the existing machines are very old, as there has never been a mass market and above all for the conservation of art.