Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Rounded square case engraved overall with flowers amidst ample, plumed scrolls, a large oval tag monogrammed "M.A.G." in shaded block letters is applied at center of the spring-loaded, hinged lid; plain, concave back. Oval push-button catch. Gold washed interior has two matte-silver spring retainers. Retainer inside back is struck incuse on reverse "10", "STERLING" in sans serif letters and a superimposed "BB" trademark and "1370"; retainer inside lid also struck "10" on obverse.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
early 20th century
ca 1910 - 1920
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 8.255 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2003
catalog number
60.2003
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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