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Cigarette Case in the Style of Fabergé with the Initials of Henry Walters
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Cigarette Case in the Style of Fabergé with the Initials of Henry Walters


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Description Henry Walters purchased this cigarette case in Paris. The style, which recalls similar items by Fabergé, was popular at the time. This object shows obvious signs of use; it was functional and personal, rather than a museum piece.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Treatmentcleaned; examined for exhibition; surface cleaned
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Purchased by Henry Walters, Paris, 1920s. Inherited by Laura Delano, after 1931; given to Walters Art Musuem, 1972.
Inscriptions [Maker's mark] horizontal lozenge with LR and a rose between the initials; [Assay mark] two eagle stamps; [Initials] HW
Credit Bequest of Laura F. Delano, 1972

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Period
1920-1931
Medium
green jade with ruby inlay and gold
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.2002
Measurements
H: 11/16 × W: 1/8 × D: 2 15/16 in. (1.7 × 8 × 7.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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