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Cigar box

Object Number: 
8 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.
A rectangular cardboard cigar box printed with gold and black borders and a wood grained pattern around a central gold oval medallion with the monogram "E.R.S." surrounded by the words "Admiration"; the side reads in gold and red "Admiration Nelson". Inside the lid is a printed of a cigar and a measure scale with the caption "Full 6" Clearly Superior", next to a woman in a yellow dress standing in front of a hanging mirror while gazing at herself in a hand mirror below the words "Admiration/ Nelson/ Clear Havana/ 15 c".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group