Western European Metal Artworks

Cigar box

    Cigar box

    Italy, Milan

    Circa 1950

    Mario Buccellati

    Silver; casting, niello

    15.4 x 11.9 x 2.5 cm

    Inscription on the botom: “Incisa\Nella Bottega di Mario Buccellati”


    Silver rectangular with hinged lid. The image of trees and a view of Jeddah (Medina Gate) is on the cover. The lid and box inner sides and box are mirror polished and decorated with engraved stars. The inscription in Arabic and Jeddah is on the lid inner side: “The Old Medina Gate”.