Cigarette lighter in box

Object Number: 
Z.3046a-c
Date: 
ca. 1917
Medium: 
Metal, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Box: 5/8 x 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 10.2 x 5.4 cm ) Part (lighter): 2 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. (5.4 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm)
Marks: 
ink stamped: on underside of box lid: "MON LIÉGAULT / VDR BIDAULT SUC . . . / 11, Fg St Honore . . . / PARIS" in relief: on obverse of lighter: "LA PAIX PAR LA VICTOIRE"
Description: 
Cigarette lighter with disk-shaped copper(?) body with relief decoration on obverse and reverse; obverse with a pair of half-length allegorical figures representing war and peace beneath inscription, "LA PAIX PAR LA VICTOIRE"; reverse with cannon superimposed on crossed flags; in rectangular white cardboard box with edges outlined in green and a silver cross emblem on center top of lid.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins, 1941
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group