Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Rectangular case with snap-closure, hinged lid featuring an inset painting of multicolored flowers in a glass bowl on a table, mounted behind glass and backed with paper and a metal support. Engine-turned wavy bands enameled in transparent yellow are on lid and sides. Guilloche decoration on bottom. Tab at center front of lid. Gold washed interior. Inside lid, inside box bottom and painting support are all struck "K·Co" in raised roman letters in a rectangle next to one of two different assay marks and with the incuse number "3600"; box is additionally marked "STERLING" in sans serif letters.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
since 1872
1872 - 1922
place made
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
Physical Description
silver (lid, case, support material)
enamel (lid and case sides material)
gold (wash inside lid, inside case and support material)
paint (lid decoration material)
cloth (lid decoration material)
paper (lid decoration material)
glass (glazing material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 6.0325 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1791
catalog number
60.1791
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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