Cigarette Case

Description:

Thin, rectangular case with spring-loaded, hinged lid featuring a bright-cut engraved, triple-loop bowknot with leaves springing out above and vertical, engine-turned bands below; plain, angled sides and flat back. Rectangular push-tab catch. Gold washed, engine-turned interior has one T-shaped spring retainer. Outer inside edges of lid and back as well as retainer obverse are all struck incuse "STERLING SILVER" in sans serif letters. No other marks.

Date Made: late 19th or early 20th centuryca 1910 - 1920

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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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.60.2032Catalog Number: 60.2032Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: case, cigarette

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in; .9525 cm x 9.2075 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9780-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_315930

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