9-Carat Gold Rolls Royce Lighter by Alfred Dunhill, 1924 For Sale
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9-Carat Gold Rolls Royce Lighter by Alfred Dunhill, 1924

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Alfred Dunhill for Rolls-Royce. An extremely rare example of the pocket lighter design known as the ‘Rolls-Royce’, depicting a radiator grille with distinctive badge and ‘Town Cap’ made as special order pieces to Rolls-Royce owners through Dunhill. So few of these lighters were produced, the ‘Rolls-Royce’ never featured in Dunhill’s many catalogues. This example, dated 1924, would have been an early incarnation of the design, made in 9-carat gold and bearing the maker’s marks for William Frederick Wright, the London silversmith, who produced many of Dunhill’s most luxurious products from 1919-1926, making this one of the latest pieces produced by Wright’s atelier for the company. In a fitted two-door calfskin presentation case. Note: Illustrated page 175 of ‘The Dunhill Petrol Lighter – A unique Story’ by Blei and Bottoni, London 2004, the definitive reference work on Dunhill lighter, in which it is described as ‘extremely rare.’       

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1924
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    The lighter has been polished and refurbished and is in excellent working order.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 1.97 in. x W 1.78 in. x D 0.6 in.H 5 cm x W 4.5 cm x D 1.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    6208
  • Reference Number
    LU86805967933
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