Cigarette Box

1930-1935 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'Cenotaph'-style cigarette box, cast in yellow and brown mottled urea formaldehyde. The hinges of the lid are integral, held by metal pins. This box is very heavy.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cast urea formaldehyde
Brief Description
Cigarette box; cast yellow urea formaldehyde; British Buttner Pipe Co., Glasgow, ca. 1933
Physical Description
'Cenotaph'-style cigarette box, cast in yellow and brown mottled urea formaldehyde. The hinges of the lid are integral, held by metal pins. This box is very heavy.

Dimensions
  • Length: 19.14cm
  • Width: 10.2cm
  • Height: 8.3cm
Style
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.54-1983

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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