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Cigarette case

Object Number: 
1975.34a
Date: 
ca. 1932
Medium: 
Platinum
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 7.9 x 0.6 cm ) Silver Weight: 6 oz (troy) 14 dwt (209 g)
Marks: 
engraved: center interior: the Von Kienbusch family arms, shield with a vert fess across the center between nine pierced mullets, two in chief and four over three in base, shield surmounted by an armor helmet and a man in Colonial dress with a gun in bend
Description: 
Cast platinum cigarette case; flat, rectangular body with a triangular, spring loaded button at the top to open and a hinge across the opposite end; recessed rectangles in each side of the interior; spring-loaded geometric arm attached to the hinge, to hold cigarettes in place, across one side of the body; opposite side engraved with the Von Kienbusch family arms, shield with a vert fess across the center between nine pierced mullets, two in chief and four over three in base, shield surmounted by an armor helmet and a man in Colonial dress with a gun in bend behind, shield surrounded by foliate scrolls; makers' marks stamped on the button.
Gallery Label: 
This cigarette case was given to Mr. C. Otto von Kienbusch by his wife. It was later given to the donor by Mr. Kienbusch.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Robert Hershey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group