Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Slim, rectangular case with snap-closure, hinged lid repousse decorated with a horizontal oval, fasces-bordered vignette of a partially-clothed, reclining woman attended by two winged putti admiring herself in a mirror, the reserve supported by three putti holding floral garlands amidst scrollwork. Die-rolled bands of rosettes and fleur-de-lis and of grapevines and daisylike flowers form sides of lid and box. Plain, flat bottom. Tab at front center of lid. Gold washed interior. Underside is struck incuse near center "ITALY" in sans serif letters.
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Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
after 1891
place made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 5.715 cm x 7.3025 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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