Souvenir cigarette case from the Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations, 1851

 
Souvenir cigarette case from the Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations, 1851
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  • Title :     Souvenir cigarette case from the Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations, 1851
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer
  • Accession:     86.9.28
  • Country:     Great Britain
  • Date:     1851
  • Dimensions:     Inches 1-3/8 5-1/2 2, Centimeters 3.5 14.0 5.1
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     World's Fairs and Expositions
  • Subject:     World's Fairs and Expositions , Metal/Metal Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     86.9.28.JPG
  • Tags:     World's Fairs and Expositions
Description:
Oblong, cylindrical engraved silver-plated cigarette case; lid opens at top with recessed ashtray and both ends are hinged and open; one side holds cigarettes and other side holds matches and has striker on end; floral design engraved overall and image of the Crystal Palace engraved on top of lid and sailing vessel engraved on bottom.