Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Silver-gilt or vermeil and polychrome enamel, serpentine-sided, rectangular case with snap-closure, hinged lid featuring an imitation lapis border around an inset painting of a nude woman or odalisque with Cupid, his arrows on bed at left, reclining in front of a window with perched bird, small dog and vase of roses; case sides and underside are engraved with bands of overlapping leaves and a larger pointed oval design. Curved tab at front center of lid. Gold washed interior. Outside front of box collar is struck incuse "800" and "ITALY" in sans serif letters and scratched with two sets of numbers.
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Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
post 1891
1872 - 1933
place made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 3 in; 1.27 cm x 5.715 cm x 7.62 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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