Important and rare Victorian 14k yellow gold cigarette case crafted by Robert Koch, jeweler to the court, referred to as "the German Cartier who custom-made diadems for royal houses". This cigarette case is presented in the original green and gold case with suede cover, the silk lined case with gold leaf application revealing the recipients name: "Fur Dr. Ernst Leitz"/For Dr. Ernst Leitz. The cigarette box is hallmarked accordingly and weighs approx. 170 grams measuring 3.12 x 4.62 in. Provenance: This distinctive golden cigarette case was made for the founder of Leica Camera in 1869. Dr. Ernest Leitz company manufactured cameras, optical lenses, photographic lenses, binoculars and microscopes. Dr. Leitz and his brother were responsible for assisting approx. 300,000 Jewish peoples to escape the fear and horror of Nazi Germany.

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Gallery 63 is now offering in house shipping for small goods such as jewelry, unframed art, small items. We will add on a nominal shipping fee for these items. We ship via UPS signature confirmation. Standard domestic rate for jewelry is 21USD. Multiple items can be included if they fit in the box. For items over 5000USD we recommend overnight shipping which is typically 75 dollars domestically plus 2% for optional insurance.

For all other pieces, we recommend the following shippers: For larger items/furniture : Craters & Freighters- [email protected] 678 819 5502 Team Worldwide Chris Reker- [email protected] 404 761 2755

For large goods Craters & Freighters 678 819 5502 [email protected]

Team World Wide
Chris Reker 404 761 2755 [email protected]

July 24, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Atlanta, GA, US

Gallery 63

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$0 $99 $25
$100 $499 $25
$500 $2,499 $100
$2,500 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $24,999 $1,000
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $249,999 $10,000
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