Cigarette Box

1930-1939 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Cigarette box of brown Bakelite, compression-moulded in a Neo-Classical architectural 'cenotaph' style.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Compression-moulded phenol-formaldehyde ('Bakelite')
Brief Description
Cigarette box; compression moulded brown Bakelite; Birkby's ELO WARE; Liversedge, 1930-39
Physical Description
Cigarette box of brown Bakelite, compression-moulded in a Neo-Classical architectural 'cenotaph' style.

Dimensions
  • Length: 18.4cm
  • Width: 9.5cm
  • Height: 7.6cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'ELO WARE / REGD. / MADE IN ENGLAND' (Moulded inscription on base)
Object history
Fred Bulmer, a collector based in Leeds, Yorkshire, offered his collection of ‘plastic antiques’ to the V&A in late 1982. The Museum chose to purchase 59 objects from Bulmer the following year (for acquisition papers see MA/1/B3395). The objects were divided among the Museum’s collections according to object type: Furniture and Woodwork taking 26 objects (W.50 to 75-1983), Metalwork 18 objects (M.49 to 66-1984) and Ceramics and Glass 14 objects (C.41 to 54-1984).

Collection
Accession Number
W.53-1983

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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