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Object Timeline

1930

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

1991

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2022

  • You found it!

Cigarette Server And Ashtray

This is a Cigarette server and ashtray. It was made by Chase Brass & Copper Co.. It is dated 1930–40 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is black enamel, polished nickel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mel Byars. It is credited Gift of Mel Byars.

  • Cigarette Case, ca. 1929
  • enamel, rose- and hexagonal-cut and other diamonds, gold, platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.85
  • Vanity Case, ca. 1930
  • enamel, baguette and rose-cut diamonds, mirrored plate glass, silver.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.86

Its dimensions are

Overall: 11.5 x 17 x 8 cm (4 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Cigarette Server And Ashtray; Made by Chase Brass & Copper Co. (United States); black enamel, polished nickel; Overall: 11.5 x 17 x 8 cm (4 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Gift of Mel Byars; 1991-59-124-a,b

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