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Lighter
1930-1960
14 karat gold case set with blue-green fluorite (fluorspar) with removable metal lighter
Primary Dimensions (length x width x depth): 2 3/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/2in. (5.6 x 3.8 x 1.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Koopman
Description: Rectangular 14 karat gold cigarette lighter set with an oval cabochon-cut blue green fluorite mounted to the lid with four gold prongs. The lid is hinged and contains a removable, refillable lighter manufactured by Zippo.
Medium Note: Fluorite (also called fluorspar) is a mineral composed of calcium fluoride, CaF2. (Blakelock 11/18/2008) Object Note: This piece belongs to a four-piece set of 14 karat gold items that would have been kept in a woman's handbag in the mid-twentieth century and includes a refillable cigarette lighter with lighter manufactured by Zippo, a refillable lipstick case, a refillable perfume bottle and a pocket mirror in case. All four were made by Seaman Schepps of New York and are set with Fluorspar stones. (Blakelock 11/18/2008)
Object Number: 1986.214.4.1a,b
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