Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Smooth, round-ended rectangular case with spring-loaded, hinged lid featuring an applied, horizontal oval, polychrome enamel of a black-spotted Jack Russell terrier with red collar, standing facing left in a softly focused landscape of warm greens, oranges and red; plain back. Push-tab catch. Gold washed interior has two yellow elastic band retainers. Inside lid lightly incised across oval "M J M" in script. Inside back top edge struck incuse at center "UR-ALPACCA" upside-down in sans serif letters. No other marks.
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Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
ca 1900
place made
Physical Description
nickel silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
elastic (retainers material)
overall: 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in;.9525 cm x 9.525 cm x 8.255 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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