Cigarette holder

American?
1960's?


Dimensions

Length x width x height: 9.7 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.545

Medium or Technique

Ivory?, white metal, and pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Textiles

This cocktail length cigarette holder which appears to be made of ivory has a horizontal inlaid design of two narrow white metal stripes alternating with three black pigmented stripes of the same narrow width. This decoration occurs about one third of the way from the cigarette opening. The holder has a slight straight taper and the outer perimeter has six flat sides two of which are shorter than the other four.

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

Between 1960 and 1995, purchased by Sylvia Sethur on one of various trips to Europe; 2011, by descent to Karen Rotenberg, Boston; 2012, gift of Rotenberg to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in memory of Sylvia Sethur