Cigarette Case


Smooth, unornamented, convex, rounded rectangular case with spring-loaded, hinged lid featuring a polychrome enamel of a fashionable, wasp-waisted woman in blue and white walking outfit resting a parasol behind her shoulders inset within an engraved rocky seacoast. Push-tab catch. Gold washed interior has two white elastic band retainers. Inside back is struck with a right-facing dog head between "3" and "A" in a coffin-shaped surround, a raised roman "A" in clipped-corner rectangle, and "G.A.S." in raised roman letters in a rounded rectangle.

Date Made: 1866 - 1872ca 1885

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Austria: Vienna state, Vienna

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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.60.2005Catalog Number: 60.2005Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)enamel (decoration material)gold (interior wash material)wire, steel (catch mechanism; pins at ends of elastic material)elastic (retainers material)Measurements: overall: 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm


Record Id: nmah_315805

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