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1920

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1929

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Cigarette Holder, 1920s

This is a Cigarette Holder.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1920s. Its medium is plastic.

By the 1920s most jewelers in the United States and Europe carried smoking accessories. The cigarette holder protected one’s fingers and eyes while also playing a significant social and fashionable role. Although men used cigarette holders, the Jewelers’ Circular credited the rise of female smokers to the cigarette holder industry, which used a great range of materials and eye-catching styles.

It is credited The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Globe Radio, 1933
  • molded phenolic plastic (catalin), metal, fabric.
  • Gift of George R. Kravis II.
  • 2011-44-1

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 19.2 × 1 × 1 cm (7 9/16 × 3/8 × 3/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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