Cigarette Case


Smooth, round-ended rectangular case with spring-loaded, hinged lid featuring an applied, horizontal oval, polychrome enamel of a black-spotted Jack Russell terrier with red collar, standing facing left in a softly focused landscape of warm greens, oranges and red; plain back. Push-tab catch. Gold washed interior has two yellow elastic band retainers. Inside lid lightly incised across oval "M J M" in script. Inside back top edge struck incuse at center "UR-ALPACCA" upside-down in sans serif letters. No other marks.

Date Made: late 19th or early 20th centuryca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: GermanyAustria

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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.60.2014Catalog Number: 60.2014Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: nickel silver (overall material)enamel (decoration material)gold (interior wash material)elastic (retainers material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; .9525 cm x 9.525 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_315800

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