Cigarette Case

Description:

Smooth, unornamented, convex, rounded square case with snap-closure, hinged lid featuring a polychrome enamel of a Saint Bernard, depicted from the neck up facing left, inset at lower right. Push-tab catch with additional tab at one end of lid. Gold washed interior has loops for elastic band retainers. Top edge of inside back struck at center "800" in a rounded surround. No other marks.

Date Made: late 19th or early 20th century

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.60.2011Catalog Number: 60.2011Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)enamel (decoration material)gold (interior wash material)steel (catch mechanism material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 8.5725 cm x 8.5725 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-1cf2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_315802

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