Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

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Description
Rounded rectangular case relief-engraved on lid and underside with dense foliate scrollwork accented by grotesques; an empty, curvilinear shield is at one corner of the inset, snap-closure, hinged lid. Gold washed interior. Angled, pointed tab across lid front. Front of lid collar and inside bottom both struck with four marks, "G.A.S." in incuse sans serif letters, a hexagonal right-facing Diana head (Dianakopf) with "2" and "A", a combined crescent moon and imperial crown in a surround (Reichsmark), and "900".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
case, cigarette
date made
1888 - 1921
post 1888
place made
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
place retailed
Germany
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.6675 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1941
catalog number
60.1941
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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