Cigar case

Object Number: 
1941.29
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Wood, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 in. ( 3.2 x 13.3 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
pencil inscription: on note found inside case: "This box is a Memento of/Mr. Mills/obit Mch 23d 1873"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden cigar case with rounded corners; hinged at back with clasp at front; silver mounts including central cartouche engraved with initials "EM"; wood scored with series of horizontal lines; elastic bands inside top and bottom to hold cigars or cigarettes.
Gallery Label: 
This cigar case belonged to a Mr. E. Mills who died March 23rd, 1873.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Herbert D. Halsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group