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Combining functionality with exquisite craftsmanship, and prized by enthusiastic collectors such as Sir Winston Churchill (who reportedly liked to give them as gifts), Dunhill’s table lighters have been a source of fascination for over half a century. Produced in the 1950s using Lucite, a hardy material first used during WWII as a shatter-proof alternative to glass in aircraft windshields, the early lighters were hand carved and painted by master engraver Ben Shillingford (1904-2000), who specialised in the intricate reverse intaglio technique and used dental tools for their precision.This winter, three limited edition iterations of the unique ob- jets have been released to commemorate Dunhill’s 130th anniversary, with two designs featuring fish, and a third featuring an exotic red bird. Only 20 of each will be produced.