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Object ID #907216409

This is a Cigarette Holder. It was produced by Cartier. It is dated 1932. Its medium is jet, silver, diamonds, sapphires.

By the 1920s most jewelers in the United States and Europe carried smoking accessories. The cigarette holder protected one’s fingers and eyes while also playing a significant social and fashionable role. Although men used cigarette holders, the Jewelers’ Circular credited the rise of female smokers to the cigarette holder industry, which used a great range of materials and eye-catching styles.

It is credited The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.

  • Object ID #907216413
  • 18-karat gold, diamond, tortoiseshell.
  • The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.
  • 73.2016.2

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  • platinum, baguette-cut diamond clasp.
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  • Object ID #907216421
  • platinum, diamonds, and artificial resin.
  • The Carolyn Hsu-Balcer Collection.
  • 73.2016.6
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  • porcelain, enamel.
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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.7 × 1.4 × 3.5 cm (5 in. × 9/16 in. × 1 3/8 in.)

We have 1 media file that features Object ID #907216409.

"Jazznocracy," Jimmie Lunceford (1934)

Cartier’s cigarette holder is a stylish piece from 1932 that is exciting, provocative, and fun. The Cotton Club featured musicians that were playing music that could be described in a similar...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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