Expressive, very seldom seen whimsy figural lighter in dark patinated brass with nickel cuff and bangle heart charm detail, hand made for Saks Fifth Avenue circa 1950s. Heavy piece. Fully signed.
The hand is signing the mano fico - a gesture for good luck, fertility, and protection from evil. The bronze is embossed 'Saks Fifth Avenue Made in Austria' in impressed script on the wrist. Large, heavy and fully functional.
Condition: Very good with shallow indentions to cuff
Size: 6 .75 inches long
Origin: Vienna, Austria