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Cigar box

Object Number: 
Z.1947
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 5.4 x 27.3 x 18.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on lid of lid and on underside of box: "POR / LARRAÑAGA" printed: on paper lining lid: "FABRICA DE TABACOS" and "Rivero Martin. . ." painted in white: on paper lining lid: "HABANA"
Description: 
Wooden cigar box with hinged lid with bands of inlay and stamped inscription, "POR LARRAÑAGA"; edges of lid are serpentine and overhang box, which has a centered horizontal band of dark wood inlay and a keyhole in the front; edges of base are serpentine, matching shape of overhanging top; stamped inscription on bottom similar to inscription on top; raised on four bun feet; allegorical subject color-printed on white paper affixed to inside of lid.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group