Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/30/2019
Most unusual figurative cigar cutter, 5" tall, 2 1/2"dia. at the base, in the form of a miniature ship's engine order telegraph in brass with an articulated handle and speed readings on the dial. Each side of the telegraph face features a hole into which the tip of a cigar can be inserted; when actuated, the handle rotates a blade which then slices off the inserted tip. The round base of the item bears a silver presentation plaque reading "Admiral G. Lutjens" between sets of fouled anchors, indicating presentation to Kriegsmarine admiral GUNTHER LUTJENS (1889-1941), commander of the battleship BISMARCK, who went down with his ship when it was sunk by Royal Navy forces. The bottom of the piece features a hinged plate allowing the inner compartment to be emptied, maker-marked "Eingetr. Schutzm. 'Elzit'". The piece shows patination overall, with the bottom plate slightly loose and some minor oxidation to the cutting blades, else very good.
GUNTHER LUTJENS PRESENTATION CIGAR CUTTER
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $494.00
Estimate: $400 - $500
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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