Antique TOBACCO CIGAR BOX Hand Painted Tobacciana Rare SALVADOR CORONA
Antique hand-painted cigar box
from Mexico, featuring pictures of early Southwest Colonial life by SALVADOR CORONA
We are pleased to present this hand-painted
Salvador Corona cigar box. It features intricate representations of life
in the Southwest in the 19th century and is suitable for many
sizes of cigars.
Salvador Corona (1895–1990) was a Mexican-American bullfighter
and artist. He was born on his family's ranch Hacienda Mideras in the
Mexican state of Chihuahua.
By the 19th century, it was common
for cigar smokers to have their own cigar boxes to securely
keep their cigars fresh and enjoyable. Smaller boxes like this
one were usually hand painted to reflect the taste and style
of the individual owner. This box may have been decoration for
a hacienda, office, or den. Its hand-painted scenes of life
in the 19th century southwest show a caballero, farmer, women,
a house, and flora and fauna.
The cigar box measures 6 1/2 inches
long, 4 1/2 inches wide and has a height of 1 3/4 inches. It
weighs 1/4 pound.
This box is an antique, and as such
shows wear associated with items of this age. The paint shows
flakes on the sides and the bottom, and there are three chips
on the right side of the lid. The front of the box is in good
condition, with only a few flakes. The hinges are worn, but
are perfectly serviceable. The particular wear gives the box
and antique look that is highly sought after.
Collectors of Tobacciana, those with
a southwestern motif in their home, cantina, or business would
find this antique box a great buy.
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