Cigarette Case


Rectangular case with opaque white champleve enamel on the snap-closure, hinged lid featuring a geometric design composed of small squares; engine-turned sides and plain bottom. Tab at center front of lid. Gold washed interior is engraved inside lid "S.D. / 1820" with "CLK" lightly scratched below. Inside lid and bottom are struck with two marks, an effaced maker's mark with raised roman letter "C" and illegible motif in a horizontal diamond or lozenge and a left-facing boar head in conforming surround.

Date Made: ca 1820early 20th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

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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.60.2046Catalog Number: 60.2046Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)enamel (decoration material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 3 in; 1.905 cm x 5.3975 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_315808

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