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Cigarette Holder And Lid

This is a Cigarette holder and lid. It was manufactured by Chase Brass & Copper Co.. It is dated 1930–40 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is polished nickel, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mel Byars. It is credited Gift of Mel Byars.

  • Cigarette Holder
  • 18-karat gold, diamond, tortoiseshell.
  • The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.
  • 73.2016.2

Its dimensions are

Overall: 9.5 x 6.7 diameter cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Cigarette Holder And Lid; Manufactured by Chase Brass & Copper Co. (United States); polished nickel, enamel; Overall: 9.5 x 6.7 diameter cm (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.); Gift of Mel Byars; 1991-59-141-a,b

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