Humidor with tobacco press
Overall: 6 1/2 x 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. ( 16.5 x 20.6 x 13.3 cm )
Humidor made of soldered sheet lead with applied gems and cast lead decoration; oblong shape with champfered corners; domed lid with elephant handle and applied plant or animal figure cast in low relief on each of four sides; box with applied figure group (a genre scene with men smoking) on one long side, male profile bust cast in low relief and mounted gems on other long side, masks cast in high relief on each end, and cast grape leaves and mounted gems on chamfered corners; raised on four paw feet with brackets; tobacco press in the form of a rectangular sheet of lead with champfered corners, with a circular medallion with male profile bust in low relief applied at each end and elephant handle housed inside box.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
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