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RMS Titanic - cigar case recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - cigar case recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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RMS Titanic - cigar case recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - a silver cigar case of rectangular outline with rounded corners, a slightly domed cover and a slightly concave back, the front with a central vacant cartouche within a floral and foliate surround, the top third engraved with ivy leaves, the middle third with flower heads each with six petals and trailing leaf trefoils, the bottom third similarly engraved with cinquefoil flower heads with a larger flower head at each corner, all on a line-engraved textured ground and within a border of two rows of punched dots, the sides plain, the back with a diagonal band from top right to bottom left of continuous C scrolls within line punched borders, the top left engraved with leaf trefoils, the bottom right with large foliate scrolls, all on a textured ground, the case with a silver thumb piece, stamped with a lion passant, the interior gilded and with guide frames for an elastic strap (strap missing) and with a steel spring clip, the back with a full set of hallmarks for Birmingham 1909, the sponsor's mark W.A for William Adams Ltd. The front with a lion passant and date letter only. The case is in good condition overall for its age with some tarnish and there is some verdigris type tarnishing near the length of the hinge inside and outside and near the spring clip and thumb piece. The case measures approximately 4 3/4ins. long, 3 1/2ins. wide (3.7/16ins. at the small side clip) and approximately 13/16ins. - 31/32ins. deep. The case contains two pieces of stained off-white paper. Date: 1909

Media ID 32253278

© Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd. / Mary Evans

2ins Adams Approximately Band Bennett Birmingham Body Borders Bottom Cable Cartouche Case Cigar Cinquefoil Clip Condition Contents Continuous Corner Corners Date Deep Diagonal Domed Dots Elastic Engraved Foliate Frames Gilded Good Guide Heads Hinge Inventory Items Larger Length Letter Lion Mackay Mark Matching Measures Missing Outline Passant Petals Piece Pieces Plain Punched Recovered Recovery Rectangular Rounded Rows Scrolls Sides Similarly Slightly Sponsors Spring Stained Stamped Strap Surround Textured Thumb Titanic Trailing Vacant Wide

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