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Dunhill Aquarium Table Lighters

DUNHILL AQUARIUM TABLE LIGHTERS

Possibly the greatest lighters ever made:

Dunhill’s Mid Century Aquarium range are among the most sought and coveted across the globe. The staggering ingeniousness and complexity of composition of each Dunhill Aquarium lighter is a unique story. No two aquariums are the same.

One of Dunhill’s most prestigious clients was Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. A number of photographs document Churchill at his desk with Dunhill half giant aquarium table lighters. In this picture he sits with a rye smile, looking over the flame of a lit Dunhill aquarium lighter. The lighter itself is out of focus but its form is unmistakable.

Sir Winston Churchill at his desk with a Dunhill Aquarium Table Lighter

Sir Winston Churchill at his desk with a Dunhill Aquarium Table Lighter

It is my absolute pleasure to present my current collection of these outstanding lighters. I have also shared a few of the lighters I have handled over the years. These I call ‘Old Friends’.

It is always exciting to add a Dunhill aquarium lighter to the collection, being unique every piece has its own story and presence. I have never once regretted the purchase, but sometimes I do regret the sales. These are great objects full of character and ‘good times’. Few objects have such power.


 

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