A good 9 carat gold cigarette case Cartier London
with unusual opening mechanism, the inside of the lid engraved : Extensions Tues. Hungaria Gerrard 9022. Wed Café de Paris Gerrard 2462. Quaglino Whitehall 7151. Thurs. Embassy Regent 5275 Fri Café Anglais Regent 7941. W.K.V.JH. 56, RUE PERGOLESE, PARIS. Signed Cartier London, Cartier hallmarks London 1931.
Note: The inscription refers to the Hungaria, Café de Paris, Quaglinos, the Embassy Club and the Café Anglais the five most exclusive nightclubs of pre-War London - their telephone numbers, and nights of the week that the cases original bon-vivant owner frequented them.