Cigarette Case


Silver-gilt or vermeil and polychrome enamel, serpentine-sided, rectangular case with snap-closure, hinged lid featuring an imitation lapis border around an inset painting of a nude woman or odalisque with Cupid, his arrows on bed at left, reclining in front of a window with perched bird, small dog and vase of roses; case sides and underside are engraved with bands of overlapping leaves and a larger pointed oval design. Curved tab at front center of lid. Gold washed interior. Outside front of box collar is struck incuse "800" and "ITALY" in sans serif letters and scratched with two sets of numbers.

Date Made: post 18911872 - 1933

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy

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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.60.2009Catalog Number: 60.2009Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)enamel (decoration material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 3 in; 1.27 cm x 5.715 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_315640

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