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Cigarette case

Object Number: 
2007.7.1
Date: 
1972
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. (9.2 x 5.7 x 18.1 cm)
Marks: 
stamped along bottom: "DENMARK/STERLING" with unidentified fish symbol.
Description: 
Seamed rectangular box case with hinged flat top (which flips open with slight compression of center-front and center-back), cut-out bottom and sides, decorated with machine-engraved checkerboard pattern around exterior.
Gallery Label: 
This cigarette case was purchased at Cartier, New York in 1972 by Peter Berke, an employee of the firm. Like many luxury objects sold by the retailer, the foreign-made cigarette case was intended for American consumers. This style of case, which held a disposable cigarette package, was popular during the 1960s and '70s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roy R. Eddey, in memory of Peter Berke
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group