Crocodile cigar case
A magnificent crocodile cigar case by J. C. Vickery of Regent Street, London, dating from around 1910. The case is in superb condition and the crocodile leather glows with a wonderful patina, even the brass has it's original gilding. It is incredibly rare to find cigar cases of this size, let alone in this condition. The case's depth expands, and can easily hold Corona and Churchill cigars so should suit most cigar smokers.
The internal dimensions are: 18cm high x 12.5cm wide x each side can expand to 4cm deep.
J.C.Vickery were gold and silversmith retailers, based in Regent Street, London in the early part of the 20th century.
The firm was founded by John Collard Vickery and his partner Arthur Thomas Hobbes when they bought out William Griggs a stationer and bookseller with premises on Regent Street, London in 1890. They expanded their stock to include gold and silver items, jewellery and dressing cases.
The partnership with Hobbs was dissolved in 1891, and Vickery on his own went on to expand the Regent Street store in 1900. He also obtained a large number of Royal Warrants to the royalty of Europe including the King and Queen of England (Edward VII and Alexandra), The Kings of Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the King and Queen of Denmark, the Queen of Norway and the Prince and Princess of Schleswig Holstein.