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Silberdosen, Feuerzeuge, Vesta-Cases und emailliertes

Objects`de Vertu - Lighters - Vestas - Compacts - Enamels

Martin Mayer - Pforzheim / Mainz




martin mayer meier meir pill box

Pill box in silver and enamel.


pillendose martin mayer pforzheim mainz


close up pill box martin mayer

Very nice enameling






close up hallmark stempel silberstempel martin mayer rad mainz halbmond krone

Close up of the hallmark. This is the Hallmark which was used when sold in Germany. The next two lighters have the slightly different hallmart for Export.






A gold lighter made by Martin Mayer. The mechanic of the lighter was invented around 1910 by Richard Kohn. Many gold- and silversmiths/manufactureres bought the mechanics and made the cases themselves.




martin mayer export silver pforzheim hallmark silberstempel lighter feuerzeug richard kohn silber

Very nice Sunburst enamel. Louis Kuppenheim also used very similar enamel colours and finishes.


martin mayer sillber benzinfeuerzeug silver lighter richard kohn

Press button is set with a moonstone. Made bafore WW1


martin mayer sillber benzinfeuerzeug silver lighter richard kohn

The sides are opak white enamel. Cartier and Faberge used this technique also a lot.


martin mayer sillber benzinfeuerzeug silver lighter richard kohn

Two very small hallmarks: French import Marks.


martin mayer sillber benzinfeuerzeug silver lighter richard kohn

Very fine guilloche


martin mayer sillber benzinfeuerzeug silver lighter richard kohn

Partly rubbed hallmark. Martin Mayer export Mark.


Martin Mayer lighter feuerzeug benzinfeuerzeug 585 14 14ct. saphir drücker

Made of solid 14ct. gold.


martin mayer pforzheim mainzer rad gold saphirdrücker

The press button is a saphir cabochon. Also here on the lid you can see the two French import Hallmarks.


martin mayer gold lighter feuerzeug semi automatic halbautomat

Hallmark of the maker.