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Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Smooth, unornamented, convex, rounded square case with snap-closure, hinged lid featuring a polychrome enamel of a Saint Bernard, depicted from the neck up facing left, inset at lower right. Push-tab catch with additional tab at one end of lid. Gold washed interior has loops for elastic band retainers. Top edge of inside back struck at center "800" in a rounded surround. No other marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
Italy
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
steel (catch mechanism material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 8.5725 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2011
catalog number
60.2011
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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