Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Relief-engraved, rectangular cigarette case with an inset, snap-closure, hinged lid, rounded long sides, and a built-in matchsafe with hinged strike plate at one flat end ; "КАВКАЗЪ" appears in large Cyrillic letters across the opposite end. Overall foliate scroll decoration features a medallion with eight pointed petals on lid, another with six pointed petals on bottom, and bands of intertwined leafy vines around one end and along sides; double-beaded borders. No marks.
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Object Name
Box, Match
case, cigarette
date made
mid-19th century
1880 - 1900
place made
Russia: Rossiya
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
overall: 5/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 9.2075 cm x 5.3975 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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