Cigarette holder: Wien

Austrian
1950's


Dimensions

Length x width: 8.4 x 1.3 cm (3 5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.548

Medium or Technique

Plastic and pigment

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe

Classifications

Textiles

This cocktail length cigarette holder has a stem of green plastic connected to a white plastic slightly bell-shaped end for the cigarette. Inside an oval of the white there is a sketch in brown of a church. Dark brown is painted around the oval and is decorated in white with small dots and the word “Wien” (Vienna).

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