The name Karl Wieden (‘KW’ for short) was quite big back in the day, and particularly famous for its semi-automatic mechanisms. Founded in 1905, this German lighter manufacturer would go on producing high-quality pocket and table lighters until the 1970s, when they unfortunately closed. KW made a whole range of different lighters and beautiful designs throughout the years, with most of them still surviving to this day.
The lighter is beautifully decorated with thick mother of pearl slabs, making it glisten from every angle, while also greatly complementing the art deco style design. This mother of pearl model is extremely rare, and the only one of its kind I have seen so far.