Pen wipe/ tobacco

Object Number: 
2002.1.2726
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Cloth
Dimensions: 
4 3/4 x 3 in.
Description: 
A bright purple cotton felt cloth pen wipe, printed to resemble a Chinese carpet with an image of a dragon in the center of a green sunburst surrounded by a green, red and beige frame with a purple border and fringe. Given as a premium by cigar stores and manufacturers for blotting the ink from a nib pen.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group