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Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Slim, rectangular case with identical, polychrome painted and basse-taille enamel decoration on the snap-closure, hinged lid and bottom, consisting of an oval reserve framed by a translucent orange, clipped-corner, concave-sided rectangle and opaque dark blue triangles; reserve on lid features a pastoral scene of a man seated on the ground and admiring a half-clothed woman asleep at his feet, while that on bottom has an opaque white border and additional orange basse-taille enamel. Reverse-cyma tab at front center of lid. Gold washed interior. Outside front of box collar is struck "[G]ERMAN[Y]".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
post 1891
place made
Germany
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 in x 3 1/8 in;.9525 cm x 5.08 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2008
catalog number
60.2008
accession number
200122
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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