14/03/2018 Silver, Collectables
As unique as the hand that painted them...this rare Dunhill Aquarium table lighter is for sale in our upcoming April Fine Art Auction.
During the 1950s the Dunhill company had an artist called Ben Shillingford working for them, the only person to ever paint these particular lighters. After his retirement no more aquarium lighters were made, making them rather rare.
Lucite panels were carved and then painted by Shillingford to replicate underwater scenes, each one entirely unique. This half-giant lighter features four delicately shimmering fish under the glass panels giving the illusion of water. Stamped Dunhill, with registration no. 737418.
This item will be auctioned on Day 1 of our Spring Fine Art Sale: 25th - 26th April. Viewing begins on the 22nd at 2pm.
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