Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Rectangular, aqua-blue guilloche enamel box with snap-closure, hinged lid pierced at its center and corners with a bowl of flowers and scrolls accented by bright-cut engraving and bordered by a black geometric pattern along its canted edge. Curvilinear tab across lid front. Gold washed interior. Inside lid and bottom are struck "AUSTRIA" and "STERLING" in raised and incuse sans serif letters at one side, and "935" in rectangle, "K·W" in raised roman letters in clipped-corner surround and a right-facing hoopoe bird between "1" and "A" in pentagonal surround at the other side.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
after 1921
1922 - 1924
place made
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 6.0325 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2006
catalog number
60.2006
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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