Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Round-sided, rectangular case with identical, repousse chased decoration on the inset, flat, snap-closure, hinged lid and flat bottom featuring an asymmetrical, opposed ruffled C-scroll reserve alongside a large, foliate, split scroll with smaller foliate scrolls and flowers elsewhere. Angled tab at lid front. Gold washed interior. Reserve on lid scratched "MV" at a later date. Two small hallmarks are struck within the design at end opposite the reserve on lid and next to the reserve on bottom, "AP" in raised sans serif letters in a notched rectangle and a right-facing Diana head (Dianakopf) with illegible number and letter in a five-petal flower.
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Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
mid to late 19th century
1872 - 1922
place made
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.0325 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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