"Gold, Enamel And Diamonds Cigarette Case. Art Deco Period. "Rectangular case in enameled gold. The case is entirely covered with black enamel as well as green enamel designed to look like jasper. A button set with a precious stone serves to open the case. On the main face, a rectangular jasper stone is framed with a setting of small diamonds. The quality of the workmanship combined with its sophisticated, clean lines are characteristic of pieces from the Art Deco period.
Beginning in 1920, smoking became a sophisticated activity. Numerous Hollywood stars from the era posed with elegant cigarette cases such as this one.
L: 3 in (7.5 cm)
W: 2 in (5.4 cm)
H: 0.8 in (2 cm)
Engraved on the interior: ma. 25. 1924
American craftsmanship from the Art Deco period.