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Cigarette Box

Decorative Arts and Design

RETAILER Georg Jensen
MEDIUM Silver, cedar
DATES ca. 1955
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 18.7 x 8.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Stamped on bottom: "DEMATTEO / STERLING / HAND MADE / 7" Inscribed in pencil on partition: "18"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Gertrude Fehl
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cigarette box, silver and cedar. Rectangular unornamented box with closed hinges along rear edge of lid and small applied cylinder at center of front edge of lid, inscribed line near each end of cylinder. Interior of box lined with cedar with partition in center dividing interior in sections for two packs of cigarettes. CONDITION: Normal wear.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION William deMatteo (American, 1923–1988). Cigarette Box, ca. 1955. Silver, cedar, 1 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (3.8 x 18.7 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Gertrude Fehl, 1993.149. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.149_closed.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1993.149_closed.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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