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Cigarette case

Cigarette case
Cigarette case
Cigarette case
Title
Cigarette case
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)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Robert Hershey
Object Number 
1975.34a
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 behind, shield surrounded by foliate scrolls stamped: on the button: "PLATINUM TIFFANY & CO"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group