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New Years High-end Jewelry Collection

Thu, Jan 4, 2024 02:00PM EST
Lot 153

Ronson USA 1937 Art Deco Mechanical Cigarette Dispenser Box Touch Tip Lighter

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,250

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An exceptional and very decorative mechanical desk box, created in the city of Newark, New Jersey United States by The Ronson Metal Works Co. during the art deco period, back in the 1936. This is a very rare box designed by Frederick Kaupmann with geometric machine age patterns. It was crafted with parts made up in solid bronze and chrome steel. Embellished with square knob to lid on gunmetal base with black lacquer enamel, creating a great contrast to the brilliant steel and the interiors are finished with round brushed Fiorentine patterns. Weight: 2,267 Grams, (5 Pounds). Measurements: 205 mm by 120 mm by 104 mm (8.07 x 4.75 x 4.10 Inches). Marks: Stamped with the maker's mark and signed, "FASHIONED BY RONSON NEWARK NJ RONSON TOUCH-TIP-US PATS 1.986.754-DESIGN PAT .97.247-BRITISH PAT APPL'D FOR-CANADA PAT 349.148 ART METAL WORKS INC-NEWARK NJ USA"


The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is in superb mint condition with no damage to any part. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.

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