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Cigarette Holder and Case Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated 1903–04 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, plastic, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

  • Cigarette Case
  • engine-turned silver and enamel.
  • Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Milbank III.
  • 1.2017.1

Its dimensions are

4.8 x 3.7 x 1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

R.P., anchor, lion passant, date letter "d", all stamped on case bezel; same marks stamped on bezel of long cigarette case holder; lion passant, date letter "d" stamped on underside of cigarette holder case lid; R.P., 9, .375, anchor, date letter "d", all stamped on gold bezel of cigarette holder (9 & .375 signify 9ct. gold); lion passant stamped on 2 silver links.

Cite this object as

Cigarette Holder and Case Matchsafe; England; silver, plastic, gold; 4.8 x 3.7 x 1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-795-a/c

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