MAUSER MFG. CO. ART NOUVEAU STERLING SILVER CIGARETTE CASE, top having bas-relief design with two nude fairies holding horns and sitting back-to-back next to a tree with flower accents, back with personalized engraving of "To 'Brother Bill' / in memory of / [HGS?] / From 'Brother George.'", interior gold-washed finish. Impressed "STERLING / 925/1000 FINE / 7214A" mark alongside a maker's mark to one interior clip. Total weight: 4.980 ozt. Mauser Manufacturing Co., New York, NY. Late 19th/early 20th century. 3 1/2" x 3 1/4".Expected wear from use, some scattered minute to minor denting mostly to interior, some worn areas to gold-washed interior finish, top and bottom slightly misaligned.
Provenance: Property from the estate of Betty W. Harshbarger, Mt. Solon, VA.