This is an exquisite antique Art Nouveau silver plated cigarette box depicting a beautifully repoussé girl on a unicycle with wings tossing rose pedals while a cherub holds her flowers. The box is signed as 'Dropsy' who was a renowned French engraver.
This is a beautiful antique French Art Nouveau signed by the famous engraver Emile Dropsy (1858-1923). The simplicity and sincerity of his style have enhanced Dropsy's reputation over the years and he is now considered to be one of the great artists of his time.
The inside has retained its gilt finish with minor tarnish. The original straps to hold the cigarettes are present.
This cigarette case is in perfect condition with a cover that closes tight. It has a classic form with soft rounded corners and gilt interior design.
This beautiful piece is silver plated, measures 80 mm x 55 mm x 16 mm and weighs 58 grams.
This antique Art Nouveau silver cigarette case is indeed a true illustration of a fine craftsmanship and an absolute treasure for a serious collector.