Cigar case

Cigar case
Title
Cigar case
Date 
1800-1825
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 4.4 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Seamed silver cigar case; oval body with straight sides, a long bezel, and a domed cover; engraved and wheel turned horizontal stripes all around the body and cover; engraved on the top, "L C M" in script; engraved on the front of the cover, the motto, "SOLA VIRTUS INVICTA" in roman letters around a crowned lion's head erased over a crown; on the body, "George Zabriskie/ Gratitude/ R. M. G." in script; on the reverse, "J. H. T./ T. J. Pottinger/ to/ Wm. Arnold" in script over, "to/ John Hall" in block letters; no maker's marks.
Credit Line 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Object Number 
1941.459ab
Marks 
engraved: on the top: "L C M" in script engraved: on the reverse: "J. H. T./ T. J. Pottinger/ to/ Wm. Arnold" in script over, "to/ John Hall" in block letters engraved: engraved on the front of the cover: the motto, "SOLA VIRTUS INVICTA" in roman letters around a crowned lion's head erased over a crown engraved: on the front of the body: "George Zabriskie/ Gratitude/ R. M. G." in script
Gallery Label 
Gift to former N-YHS president George Zabriskie. Context of gift currently unknown. (MT 4/2/2013)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group