An early Motoring themed, combination Cheroot, vesta and wick case.

An early Motoring themed, combination Cheroot, vesta and wick case.

Code: 10329

Dimensions:

W: 5cm (2")H: 11cm (4.3")D: 2cm (0.8")

£3,450.00 Approx $4372.62, €4035.09, ¥31363.64
 

A rare and possibly unique combination cheroot case, vesta case, with an opening hole for an “eternal wick”. 

By Georg Adam Scheid, and circa 1896.

On the front of the case is a hand painted scene depicting Emile Levassor and Louise Sarazin in their ”Panhard et Levassor” Automobile driving alongside the Seine. The scene is just prior to him starting the 1895 Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race (one of, if not “the" earliest known car race) in which he completed the 732 mile course in just under 49 hours, at a then impressive speed of 15mph. 

Levassor himself crashed while driving in the 1896 Paris-Marseille-Paris race whilst trying to avoid a dog and died of his injuries the following year.

More than likely a commissioned piece rather than a souvenier, there’s a high probability of it being unique. It measures 9.3 x 7 x 1.2 cm.