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Object ID 001856

Object Name Gilt Edge "Crystal Flake" Cigar Box

Object Desc Book-shaped wooden cigar box for Gilt Edge "Crystal Flake" cigars.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001462

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Tobacco Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1884

End Year Range 1900

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cigars,Gilt Edge brand,Tobacco,boxes,smoking,

Title Gilt Edge "Crystal Flake" Cigar Box

Description Wooden cigar box, shaped like a book. "Gilt Edge" printed on cover. "Spine" of the cigar box reads: "J. Gigler's Gilt Edge," and the factory location in Wisconsin. Used to contain 50 cigars. Label underneath cover is an image of a young woman in an outdoor winter scene. "Crystal Flake" printed underneath this image. Image by O. L. Schwencke Lithograph Company (1884-1900).


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.75

Length 8.5

Width 5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measured laying flat, not standing like a book on a shelf.

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J. Gigler's Gilt Edge

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1462



Date MAR 27,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes There's edgewear on a lot of the box, and the lid is slightly warped. The lithograph is still very bright and in good condition. Overall the box is fair considering that its from 1884-1900.


Date MAR 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Tobacco Exhibit East Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin