Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

Gold-Plated Winston Churchill 950's Dunhill Aquarium Oversized Table Lighter

$14,816.52

About

We are delighted to offer for sale is this very rare original 1950s hand made in England oversized Dunhill Aquarium table lighter with gold-plated metal work as used by Winston Churchill They are all exceptionally rare, each piece is a one off hand made item that will never be replicated again, the condition report for each lighter is listed below however I have taken very detailed pictures for you. None of these lighters are in working order, all need fuel and possibly a flint, there after they will work perfectly. For international customers these lighters have to be posted by sea freight which is tracked and signed for but takes a little longer, they aren't allow to be posted by air due to the risk of explosion with the pressure 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. Today these exquisite aquarium lighters have become highly prized, collected and revered throughout the world. I have left them all in original condition, unrestored just as you wish to find them This one has a rather lovely blue green back colour, the gold-plated metal work is in exquisite condition throughout, the paint looks all perfect to my eyes Dimensions: Height 7.5cm Width 10cm Depth 5cm A good looking and well made piece, the condition is good for the period, structurally free from any damage This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses Condition: Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
4.7
Located in United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2017
1,057 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller
  • Fully Working 1950's Dunhill Aquarium Oversized Table Lighter Made in England
    By Dunhill
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale this exceedingly rare original 1950’s hand made in England oversized Dunhill Aquarium table lighter. This is an exceptionally rare piece, it is ...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

    Materials

    Lucite

  • 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Oversized Table Lighter Made in England Chrome Lots Fish
    By Dunhill
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale is this very rare original 1950s handmade in England oversized Dunhill Aquarium table lighter I have another five of these at this size and one ...
    Category

    20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Chrome

  • Super Rare 1950s Original Dunhill Aquarium Table Lighter Handmade in England
    By Alfred Dunhill, Dunhill
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale is this very rare original 1950s handmade in England Dunhill Aquarium table lighter I have another of these listed on my other items, its classe...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s British Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

    Materials

    Lucite

  • Luxury 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Oversized Table Lighter Made in England Chrome
    By Dunhill
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale is this very rare original 1950s handmade in England oversized Dunhill Aquarium table lighter Ben Shillingford (1904-2000) worked for Dunhill in...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

    Materials

    Chrome

  • 1950s Dunhill Aquarium Oversized Table Lighter Made in England Chrome Deep Sea
    By Dunhill
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for same is this very rare original 1950’s handmade in England oversized Dunhill Aquarium table lighter. They are all exceptionally rare, each piece is a...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Sculptures and Carvings

    Materials

    Chrome

  • Very Rare P H Vogel & Co Antique Shagreen Cigarette Case Silver & Gold Gilt
    By P.H. Vogel & Co.
    Located in GB
    We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning antique PH Vogel & Co silver and gold gilt cigarette case A very rare good looking and functional piece of collectible smoking equ...
    Category

    20th Century English Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

    Materials

    Silver

You May Also Like

1960s Dunhill Lift Arm Ostrich Leather Lighter
By Dunhill
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant Dunhill lift arm lighter made in the 1960s. Body wrapped in ostrich leather that has a perfect patina. Amazing texture and practical size perfect for a desktop or for your po...
Category

Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Metal

Mid 20th Century Vintage Dunhill Lighter and Ruler, Circa 1950
By Dunhill
Located in London, GB
A wonderful mid 20th century vintage dunhill lighter & ruler date Circa 1950. One of those iconic items by Dunhill, which is Marked on the base and lighter arm. Engraved Measure...
Category

Mid-20th Century More Desk Accessories

Materials

Silver

S. T. Dupont Lighter, Gold Plated, Hallmark
By S. T. Dupont
Located in Paris, FR
S. T. DUPONT lighter. Gold plated, Hallmark. Chinese lacquer. Nonfunctional.  
Category

20th Century French Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Metal

Rare Vintage Half Giant Dunhill Aquarium Table Lighter, Circa 1950
By Alfred Dunhill
Located in London, GB
An extremely rare silver plated Dunhill Aquarium table lighter, Vintage mid-20th century very large "half-giant" size, the perspex body enclosing decoration of fish, in multiple colo...
Category

Mid-20th Century British More Desk Accessories

Materials

Silver Plate

Rare Vintage Half Giant Dunhill Aquarium Table Lighter, Circa 1950
By Alfred Dunhill
Located in London, GB
A rare silver plated Dunhill Aquarium table lighter, Vintage mid-20th century very large "half-giant" size, the perspex body enclosing decoration of fish, in multiple colours and chr...
Category

Vintage 1950s British More Desk Accessories

Materials

Acrylic

Postmodern Chrome Table Lighter
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Postmodern chrome table lighter. Excellent vintage condition, works great. Great decorative collectible rare vintage table lighter. Lighter made by Sarome, Germany, Europe. Measure: ...
Category

Late 20th Century French Post-Modern Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Pentax Camera Table Lighter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cool vintage table lighter in the shape of a Pentax camera. Tons of detailing to metal camera. Made in Japan. Excellent condition. Comes with original box. Good working condition. Gr...
Category

Vintage 1970s Japanese Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Metal

Postmodern Lucite White Table Lighter, Germany
By Sarome
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Postmodern Lucite white and chrome table lighter. Excellent vintage condition. Great decorative collectible rare vintage table lighter. Lighter made by Sarome, Germany, Europe. Measu...
Category

Late 20th Century German Post-Modern Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Chrome

Chrome Ruler Lighter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cool vintage chrome 1 foot ruler with hidden lighter. Functional ruler and functional lighter with spark and flame. Fun conversation piece and tabletop object. Good vintage condition.
Category

Vintage 1980s North American Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Chrome

Citroen Car Lighter
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unique vintage table lighter in the shape of a vintage Citroen car. Made of metal with "Citroen 15-SIX 1939" inscribed on the bottom. Cool tobacco accessory and conversation piece. W...
Category

Vintage 1970s American Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Metal

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery