Tobacco store display

Object Number: 
Glass, metal, wood
6 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
A glass counter top store display and cigar cutter. The front and sides of the glass are reverse painted with portraits of a Spanish nobleman with a curled mustache, plumed hat and puffy green and white slit sleeved tunic crossed by a gold buckled sash surrounded by the words "Almo-Var/ Mild Havana Cigar" in green with gold borders. The tip of a cigar is placed into a hole on the top and a metal key is turned on the back to nip the cigar.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group