Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Smooth, unornamented, rounded rectangular case with hinged lid featuring a polychrome enamel depicting a white and a chestnut horse, sticking their heads out over their stall and looking down at three dogs, two, black-and-white, long-haired hounds (possibly Borzois) and a small brown-black dog (possibly a rat terrier) with gold collar. Back engraved with monogram "hGB". Oval, red cabochon push-button catch with additional lifting tab at one end of lid. Gold washed interior has loops for elastic band retainers. Inside back bottom edge struck at center "S.M." in raised roman letters and "900", both in rectangles.
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Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
stone (push button material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 3 in;.9525 cm x 10.4775 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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