Offered by: Bizarre Bazaar
By Appointment Only New York City, NY , United States Call Seller 212.517.2100


Figural Lighter English Tenement House Model Building

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    A whimsical figural pocket Lighter designed and made by Karel Bartosik a British silversmith in 1977. Signed KTB and London Hallmarks for sterling silver c. 1977. Incredible detailed workmanship. Bartosik was born in England of Czech and Dutch parents. Although Bartosik was born in England he lived in Czechoslovakia from 1946 to 1967. When he moved back to England he worked for Andrew Grima in London and later had his own studio while teaching at the Royal College of Art. His work is represented at the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London.
    Designed with great detail, a door opens in the front and "Shut that door" message is revealed. The back of the lighter shows a blank billboard, to allow for a personalized message or advertising billboard. Aside from its utilitarian function as a lighter this would make a superb addition for the Miniature Building Collector.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Sterling Silver
    Condition: New. Excellent Mint
    Creation Date: 1977
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Bespoke
    Patterns: Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 557001
  • Dimensions
    W. 1.25 in; H. 3.75 in; D. 0.5 in;
    W. 3.18 cm; H. 9.53 cm; D. 1.27 cm;
Message from Seller:

Bizarre Bazaar opened its first retail location in NYC back in 1985, specializing in Antique Toys, Vintage Transportation & Industrial Models, Perfume Bottles and Art Deco

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