This is a Cigarette Holder.
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
By the 1920s most jewelers in the United States and Europe carried smoking accessories. The cigarette holder protected one’s fingers and eyes while also playing a significant social and fashionable role. Although men used cigarette holders, the Jewelers’ Circular credited the rise of female smokers to the cigarette holder industry, which used a great range of materials and eye-catching styles.
It is credited
The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D (approx.): 15.1 × 1.3 × 1.3 cm (5 15/16 × 1/2 × 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.