Cigarette Case


Rounded rectangular, cloisonne enamel case featuring identical, twisted wirework designs on the spring-loaded, hinged lid and back of one large and four small, translucent purple and light blue flowers amidst darker blue and green scrolls. Small, square push-tab catch. Silver washed interior; two long ends of the torsion spring hinge hold down the two, flat strap retainers. No marks.

Date Made: late 19th or early 20th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Europe

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2015Catalog Number: 60.2015Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: nickel silver (overall material)enamel (decoration material)wire, silver plated (decoration material)silver (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.985 cm


Record Id: nmah_313637

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