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Crystal Palace Cigar Case


Category: Other Travel Items

Subcategory: Miscellaneous

A leather hide Cigar Case embossed with a cartouche of the Crystal Palace.

The case has a match striker to one end and a raised seam. The Crystal Palace was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and built in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. The building was considered a wonder at the time and after the Exhibition was rebuilt in Sydneham Hill, south London. A number of souvenirs were produced celebrating the Crystal Palace and we have also seen silver and papier-mache cigar cases. Mid 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 13cm x W 6.5cm x D 4cm
    H 5" x W 2½" x D 1½"

  • Period: Mid 19th Century.
  • Medium: Leather
  • Country: England
  • Signed: Crystal Palace
  • Style: Cigar Case
  • Exhibition: Clear The Decks
  • Reference Number: 82032