This is a stunning silver Persian cigarette case/box from 1920 with a beautiful hand chased engraving of a Persian miniature dancer and her lover depicted from the poems of Omar Khayam, the Persian poet of the 10th century.
On the reverse side a magnificent scenery of eleven birds in floral landscape is engraved in utmost detail.
This exquisite Persian cigarette case is guaranteed to be silver with a stamped purity of 84 zol (highest content of the silver purity made in that time period) visible on the interior.
The cover of the case closes tight and the interior strap is present.
This rare antique Persian silver cigarette case/box is indeed an illustration of a superb craftsmanship and an absolute treasure for a passionate collector.
It measures 117 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm and weighs 154 grams.