An Italian cased 18 carat gold cigarette case by Rulli Oscar for Bulgari, Florence, 1934 - 1944 period marks, incuse stamped 750 numbered 73
Lot 16
An Italian cased 18 carat gold cigarette case
by Rulli Oscar for Bulgari, Florence, 1934 - 1944 period marks, incuse stamped 750 numbered 73
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Lot Details
An Italian cased 18 carat gold cigarette case
by Rulli Oscar for Bulgari, Florence, 1934 - 1944 period marks, incuse stamped 750 numbered 73
All-over plain rectangular form with push button and hinge cover, the inside cover engraved Giuseppe Saragat, contained in a fitted box, gilt tooled "BVLGARI ROMA", length 8.7cm, weight 173.7gms.

Footnotes

  • Giuseppe Saragat (1898-1988) became a member of the United Socialist Party in 1922, joining the Italian Socialist Party in 1930 after spending time in both France and Vienna. In 1947, he split with the Italian Socialist Party out of concern over its close alliance with the communists, to found the Socialist Party of Italian Workers.

    As Minister without portfolio for the Italian Socialist Party of Proletarian Unity in 1944, Saragat become ambassador in Paris from 1945-6. He was later appointed as President of the Constituent Assembly of Italy and subsequently nominated as Foreign minister from 1963 to 1964.
    He became President of the Italian Republic in 1964.

    The present lot by repute gifted by the former Italian president.
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