Together with Heinrich Witzemann, Kuppenheim (1824-1889) founded his company in 1854 under the name Lehmann sen. in Pforzheim. Just three years later he continued to work under his own name, Louis Kuppenheim. The company traded in high quality objects made of silver and gold. It was the high quality of the Kuppenheim products for which Kuppenheim was awarded at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. Numerous objects were designed by the artists of the "Darmstädter Künstlerkolonie" and the "Wiener Werkstätte".
Rare accordion cigarette case for at least 40 cigarettes in silver 900 / - with a sapphire clasp in the cabochon. Smooth, polished surface with rounded corners. First-class workmanship around 1915 in the early Art Deco, also suitable for today's cigarette sizes. Kuppenheim acquired a patent for the case in 1913 (see picture sequence). The weight is an extraordinary 535 grams in solid silver, the entire length can be extended to 43 cm. Stamped with the Kuppenheim stamps between 1912 - 1924. Excellent condition in museum quality, absolutely worth collecting!
Dimensions & details
- silver 900 / -
- Weight 534.44 g
- L / W / H: 8.7 x 8 x 4.5 cm, unfolded 43 cm
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