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Object ID #907216429

This is a One of a Set of Six Place Card Holders, Cigarette Holders, and Ashtrays.

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 1924. Its medium is nephrite, jade, coral, gold, rubies.

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.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (each): 8.9 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm (3 1/2 × 2 1/4 × 1 7/8 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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