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Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
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Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman

  • This refined silver table lighter takes the form of a cannon with a carriage
  • Made by the eminent silversmiths Gibson and Langman of London
  • Made to be a statement piece on a Late Victorian table, this cannon is the pinnacle of luxury
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$29,850
Item No. 31-7135

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Description
Ideal for both cigar aficionados and military enthusiasts, this Late Victorian silver cannon and carriage table lighter showcases four fully functional wheels, allowing it to be effortlessly rolled to guests across a table. At the turn of the century when cigarette and cigar smoking were at the pinnacle of popularity, table lighters like this became a stylish substitute for costly safety matches. The delightful and practical design facilitated effortless lighting for a group of colleagues. . .
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Ideal for both cigar aficionados and military enthusiasts, this Late Victorian silver cannon and carriage table lighter showcases four fully functional wheels, allowing it to be effortlessly rolled to guests across a table. At the turn of the century when cigarette and cigar smoking were at the pinnacle of popularity, table lighters like this became a stylish substitute for costly safety matches. The delightful and practical design facilitated effortless lighting for a group of colleagues or party attendees, catering to their individual preferences for cigarettes or cigars.

Produced by the eminent silversmiths William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman of London, carriage lighters of this exceptional quality were exclusively crafted for the most esteemed clientele. Merging elegance and practicality, this entertainment piece would have undoubtedly served as a lavish centerpiece on a refined Victorian dinner table.

Hallmarked London, 1893

5 3/4" high x 5 7/8" wide x 22" deep
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Silver Cannon Lighter by Gibson & Langman
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Centerpieces
Depth: 22.0
Width: 5.88
Height: 5.75
Style: Victorian
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