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Dunhill Aquarium Lighter

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One of the most iconic lighters from Dunhill. The aquarium lighter has garnered an extraordinary reputation as one of the most unique luxury items to own. Ben Shillingford (1904-2000) worked for Dunhill in the 1950s and perfected the art of carving and painting lucite panels to resemble miniature aquariums, these panels were then applied to the lighter bodies in four sections. Upon his retirement, his workmanship could not be equalled, and the skills necessary to continue to manufacture the aquarium lighter couldn't be found, hence production ceased.      

Details

  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 3 in. x W 2.5 in. x D 1.5 in.H 7.62 cm x W 6.35 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU784216092761
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