Cigarette holder: Holland

Dutch
1950's


Dimensions

Length x width: 9.3 x 1.1 cm (3 11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.546

Medium or Technique

Plastic and ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Textiles

This cigarette holder has a black plastic curved tapered stem. It is overlaid with a white ceramic slightly curved cylinder with a blue glazed windmill and “Holland” painted on it. The ceramic extends from the cigarette end to less than half the length of the holder. The ceramic end is on a spring and can be pushed down the stem which would expel the unsmoked end of the cigarette.

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