4 sterling silver items, including cigarette cases. 1st-2nd items: 2 cigarette cases, both with ribbed exteriors, large one (4" x 2 1/2") with faux amethyst and gilt clasp, marked sterling, the smaller one (4" x 2") with gilt ends and interior, stamped .800 silver with Continental hallmarks. 3rd item: Small sterling travel ashtray, 2" dia. 4th item: Small sterling silver oval snuff box or pill box with enamel inset design, stamped 925 with star and 302 FL, 1 3/4" H x 1 1/4" W. Combined weight, all sterling items: 6.39 oz troy. Continental cigarette case: 4.42 oz troy. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the South's most prestigious charity events, the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of Nashville's Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nation's longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castle's roof. CONDITION: Ashtray shows wear/heat marks to interior, other items in very good condition with minimal wear.
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