Cigar box labels
9 September 2016
Examples of fine printing art are the labels used to decorate wooden cigar boxes. In our museum collection an impressive range of these labels can be found, bringing back the romantic feeling about cigar smoking from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Special about these items is the incredible craftsmanship that these small lithographs show, in sparkling colors often in blind print including details in real leaf gold. To our online collection database a series of new examples have been added this month. Who wants to escape the crude everyday life can dream away in imaginary clouds of cigar smoke by looking for an endless series on www.pipemuseum.nl using the search name kistetiket. This presentation shows a dozen representative examples of these small pieces of art.