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Cigarette Box

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM White metal, pigment, wood, glass
DATES ca. 1930
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. (3.8 x 13.7 x 7.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On back: Printed in black on laminated paper label: "M M & A C" Handwritten in black ink underneath (on same laminated paper label): "E. 77. 215"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Arnold Lehman
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CAPTION Cigarette Box, ca. 1930. White metal, pigment, wood, glass, 1 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. (3.8 x 13.7 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arnold Lehman, 2011.15.2. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE exterior, CUR.2011.15.2_exterior.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small, two-compartment, two-lid rectangular box resting on four ball shaped feet at corners of base. Large compartment, proper right, comprises two thirds of box's body. Top of proper right lid raised and painted in asymmetrical geometric design centered on circle with inner arc and two horizontal light blue rectangles straddling the center. Hinged lid of proper right compartment opens back by lifting integrated metal handle at center front. Interior of proper right compartment lined with fixed thin mitered wood walls. Smaller compartment, proper left, comprises remaining one third of box's body, hinged top opens to the side (proper left) with two opposing integrated tabs. Top of proper left lid painted in asymmetrical rectilinear geometric design, including one horizontal light blue rectangle at top. Inside of lid fitted with horizontally oriented concave oval handle atop mini stepped cylindrical pedestal base. Interior of proper left compartment with removable fitted glass inset. Exterior sides of box painted black. Bottom unpainted. Condition: Good, losses to black paint on top. Metal pitted on bottom.
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Cigarette Box