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1920

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1929

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Object ID #907216421

This is a Cigarette Holder and Box. It was produced by Cartier. It is dated 1920s. Its medium is platinum, diamonds, and artificial resin.

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.

  • Matchsafe
  • gold, sapphire.
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-471

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Brooch, 1924
  • platinum, diamonds, cultured pearl, onyx, rock crystal.
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. CL 235 A24.
  • 86.2016.9

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 8 × 1.3 × 1 cm (3 1/8 × 1/2 × 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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