Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Rounded rectangular, cloisonne enamel case featuring identical, twisted wirework designs on the spring-loaded, hinged lid and back of one large and four small, translucent purple and light blue flowers amidst darker blue and green scrolls. Small, square push-tab catch. Silver washed interior; two long ends of the torsion spring hinge hold down the two, flat strap retainers. No marks.
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Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
Physical Description
nickel silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
wire, silver plated (decoration material)
silver (interior wash material)
overall: 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 8.5725 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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