Luxury Cigar Cutter by Jacob and Co.
Impeccably crafted by Jacob and Co. in New York City, this one-of-a-kind cigar cutter is based on the XIKAR® brand’s iconic Xi cigar cutter. The cutter’s 18K gold body and blade handles were painstakingly pavé set by hand with 1,940 lustrous red rubies (22.50 cts) on the front and back of the instrument.
Ingeniously mounted onto the fully-functioning handles, which hold the precision steel blades, are two ruby-eyed 18K yellow gold dragons impeccably detailed with arms outstretched to clutch the cherished prize, the large flame-engulfed pearl at the cutter’s apex.
The XIKAR® Xi Dueling Dragons Chasing Flaming Pearl cigar cutter, a 1-of-1 exclusive for the discerning ultra-luxury-minded cigar connoisseur.
Inspired by the centuries-old Asian legend of two dragons chasing a mystical flaming pearl, the design features dueling dragons, a representation of good, often attributed with traits such as power, strength and achievement in pursuit of a flaming pearl.
While the origin of the flaming pearl is a mystery, it is considered a symbol of luck, wisdom and prosperity. The folkloric tale has often been a source of inspiration in the arts as seen on architectural designs in Surabaya Indonesia, the Forbidden City in Beijing China, and even in Los Angeles in the United States.
Treasured works from Japan, Korea and China in the decorative arts collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City prominently feature illustrations of dragons chasing the elusive flaming pearl on objets d’art such as 17th century medallions, badges and ceramics, 18th century snuff bottles and even rare helmets from the 13th century to early Ming dynasty decorated with damascened strips of gold.