Cigarette Case


Smooth, unornamented, rounded rectangular case with hinged lid featuring a polychrome enamel depicting a white and a chestnut horse, sticking their heads out over their stall and looking down at three dogs, two, black-and-white, long-haired hounds (possibly Borzois) and a small brown-black dog (possibly a rat terrier) with gold collar. Back engraved with monogram "hGB". Oval, red cabochon push-button catch with additional lifting tab at one end of lid. Gold washed interior has loops for elastic band retainers. Inside back bottom edge struck at center "S.M." in raised roman letters and "900", both in rectangles.

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.60.2013Catalog Number: 60.2013Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)enamel (decoration material)stone (push button material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 3 in; .9525 cm x 10.4775 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_315801

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