Antique French 18k gold mounted amber cigarette or cheroot holder in the original leatherette case or etui. Beautiful Baltic amber tapered mouthpiece in rich honey and butterscotch colors mounted with 18K yellow gold trim. Hallmarked with the French 18K gold standard mark in a form of an eagle's head in use in France from 1838 and bearing a goldsmith maker's mark as shown, the mark appears to be initials P.L. Housed in what is likely the original leather fitted case, the interior lid with gold label reads Fabrication Parisienne (Paris made) and "Or Contrôlé", which roughly translates as "assayed gold" or "inspected gold ". This indicates that the item inside was tested for its gold purity by a French assay office. In overall good antique condition. Some wear to the case commensurate with age. Very subtle scuff marks to the end of mouth piece from use and the interior appears to be clean inside free of smoking residue, so perhaps only used once or twice. The holder measures 2 1/2" length x 5/16" diameter opening aperture. Case measures 3" length x 1" wide.