Lot 603: (2) CHEROOT CASES - Two Vintage 1840s American Cheroot (Cigar) Cases, both of handpainted lacquered papier mache with leather bellow li
February 3, 2013
Thomaston, ME, USALive Auction
Description: (2) CHEROOT CASES - Two Vintage 1840s American Cheroot (Cigar) Cases, both of handpainted lacquered papier mache with leather bellow linings; the first is a Presidential Campaign Token of 'Henry Clay, The American Statesman, Candidad (sic) for 1844' with poem 'Come every Whig, your influence bring, On this eventful day, And make the Western vallies (sic) ring, With shouts for Henry Clay' and retains the inner sleeve; the second is of the Hudson River steamboat 'Empire of Troy', built in 1843, she suffered the ignominy of being sunk twice, in 1849 and 1853; specs in block below read 'Extreme Length 330 feet, Breat (sic) of Beam 31 ft, Extreme Breadth 62 feet. Cabin 300 feet, 70 state Rooms & will accommodate 1000 PASSENGERS'. 5 1/2" x 2 3/4", minor scratches and crazing, mostly to backs.