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Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Smooth, unornamented, convex, rounded rectangular case with spring-loaded, hinged lid featuring a polychrome enamel of a fashionable, wasp-waisted woman in blue and white walking outfit resting a parasol behind her shoulders inset within an engraved rocky seacoast. Push-tab catch. Gold washed interior has two white elastic band retainers. Inside back is struck with a right-facing dog head between "3" and "A" in a coffin-shaped surround, a raised roman "A" in clipped-corner rectangle, and "G.A.S." in raised roman letters in a rounded rectangle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
1866 - 1872
ca 1885
place made
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
enamel (decoration material)
gold (interior wash material)
wire, steel (catch mechanism; pins at ends of elastic material)
elastic (retainers material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2005
catalog number
60.2005
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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