Marlene Dietrich Owned Lighter, Desktop Timepiece, and Swi...
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DescriptionMarlene Dietrich Owned Lighter, Desktop Timepiece, and Swiss Timepiece. Three items that belonged to Marlene Dietrich. Includes: 1) Silver-plated Alfred Dunhill & Sons lighter is circa 1930s. Her husband Rudolf Sieber's initials "R.S." are engraved prominently on front; 2) Desktop timepiece from her New York apartment. Canister style clock by Kienzle Clock Company, Schwenningen, Germany dates to around the 1960s. Large white dial features raised gilt baton hour chapter and gilt Dauphine style hands under a thick beveled glass crystal. Case is made of brass and features a large key on the back that rotates the entire spring drum with each turn. Measures 4.75" x 3" x 2". Weighs 15 ounces. Evidence of former gilt finish is present in places but has nearly completely worn off, else Near Fine; 3) A Swiss timepiece. Clock by Looping brand features a 15-jewel movement. Brushed gilt dial has black hours and hands, appointed with glow-in-the-dark accents. Dial is surrounded by a gold tone metal rim and black lacquered square frame, with folding stand on the back. Reportedly Dietrich provided her staff and entourage with travel clocks. Timepiece dates to the 1960s-1970s. Housed in a glossy black faux-leather case. Measures 2.5" x 2.5". Weighs 8 ounces. In Near Fine condition. COA from Heritage Auctions. From the estate of Marlene Dietrich.
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