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Volupte Cigarette Case - Enameled Brass -ca 1920 to 1960. (sorry SOLD)
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Volupte Cigarette Case - Enameled Brass -ca 1920 to 1960. (sorry SOLD)
Volupte Cigarette Case - Enameled Brass -ca 1920 to 1960. (sorry SOLD)
Volupte Cigarette Case - Enameled Brass -ca 1920 to 1960. (sorry SOLD)

This vintage case most likely dates back to the '30s or '40s. It was made by Volupte Inc. of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Founded in 1920, Volupte produced attractive compacts, cigarette cases and jewelry until 1957, when the company was purchased by Shields, Inc. of Massachusetts. The compacts and cigarette cases were primarily made of brass with very detailed scenes adorned with enamel creating a cloisonne effect. The subject manner varied, but all examples we have seen were very detailed.

This case is covered on both sides with a wonderful Tropical scene, complete with shaded and rippled water and palm trees in two colors of green. A stippled silvery colored background further defines and accents the detailing of the palm fronds. Measuring 5-1/4" by 3-1/8", the case opens to reveal a shiny brass interior, with the traditional lift-up retainer bar for holding the cigarettes (which in those days were a mere 3" long). The Volupte U.S.A. mark is inscribed on the bar. For the many people who have abandoned cigarettes, these cases are currently used to carry folded currency, credit cards, etc. I saw one clever person place a plastic multi photo holder from a wallet inside.

This great vintage accessory item is in very nice condition, comes with its original flannel pouch, which likewise bears the Volupte name. I try to describe the items on this site as accurately as possible; however since most of the items are either antique or at best vintage, due to their age, they are sold in "as is" condition. Please examine the pictures and contact us with any questions, to request additional pictures, or to contribute further information, by using the Contact tab on our Home page. We are not experts and always welcome your input.
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