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Vintage Cigar Band Collage in Round Frame
Vintage Cigar Band Collage

Vintage Cigar Band Collage in Round Frame

Regular Price$52.00
On sale$35.00
Your Savings:$17.00(33%)
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Part Number:WACigarBand

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This is a true example of old tobacciana artwork! A lovely lady, resembling a Gibson Girl, is surrounded by a mélange of vintage cigar labels. Most of the labels are metallic golden trimmed with deep embossing.

The collage was created in an artful manner. Her photo is framed on the bottom by the centers of a cigar band representing C.H. Belmont. Centers with an embossed gold laurel crown lines the top of the photo. All of the cigar bands seem to have encircled cigars. They do not appear to be pristine, from a collector. That is what we find so charming about this piece. As so many people did at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, people recycled their scraps of paper (now we call it ephemera) into works of art.

The artwork is covered with glass and is in the original frame. It is approximately 9-1/4 inches in diameter. The back has been finished with kraft paper. Although there is no hanging wire, it has been hung in the past through a hole in that paper. The frame itself can rest upon a nail.

The frame seems to have been made of pressed cardboard and then antiqued with dark bronze paint. You'll find some damage to the sides of the frame, but this is not visible when the piece is hanging. Some of the paint is worn as well, but we think that patina adds to the vintage appeal. Please examine all of the photos for the detail.

This was an estate find. You'll never see another just like it.

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