Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Rounded rectangular case engraved overall with a dense network of bright-cut tropical leaves and five-petaled whorled flowers (possibly plumeria) with wrigglework between. Interior has two, white, elastic band retainers. Circular push-button catch. Inside back is struck with the raised Cyrillic letters "Д·Н" in a rectangle and a combined standard and city mark of "84" and St. George slaying the dragon in a conforming surround; inside lid is struck with assayer's mark "А·А / 1891", "84", and St. George slaying the dragon, all in clipped-corner surrounds with "Д·Н" in a rectangle at right.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
ca 1891
place made
Russia: Moskva, Moscow
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
brass (catch mechanism material)
elastic (retainers material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 9.525 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2004
catalog number
60.2004
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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