SOLD 1425 Anchors Aweigh Cigar Box Clutch



1425 Anchors Aweigh Cigar Box Clutch

This little nautical cigar box clutch is a show stopper for sure. I promise compliments! What a perfect cruise accessory! The nautical image of gold wheel, anchor, compass, seashell, ropes and chains has been decoupaged onto the front of a black, wooden, slide opening Davidoff cigar box. A gold and rhinestone brooch has been placed in the middle of the nautical image and seven clear crystals frame the image. A crystal knob opening has bee added for security. The back has been painted black and eight gold purse feet have been added for protection. Gold hardware has been added to the sides to hold the gold cross body chain that comes with the clutch. This chain can be doubled so there are thee ways to wear this Humadorable; as a clutch, chain doubled and worn over the wrist, or cross bodied- you have options! The inside has been lovingly lined in padded black velvet. 5.75 x 6.5 x 2.75″ THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED!  Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places- you name it! I always ship insured. Feel free to call me! 813-655-8003 -Home Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram.

History: Credit  J. Bennett Alexander  Zino Davidoff was born to make great cigars. Davidoff began life in 1906, the son of a cigar merchant in Kiev, Ukraine, then part of Russia. The Davidoff family blended tobaccos mostly from Asia and sold cigars and cigarettes before moving, when Zino was five, to Geneva, Switzerland. There they opened a tobacco shop. Even Vladimir Lenin, exiled in Switzerland for several years, was a customer, so the story goes, before returning to Russia in 1917. The shop was the foundation for much greater things to come. At the age of 19, Zino traveled around Latin America – including Cuba – and immersed himself in the cultivation of tobacco. Upon returning to Geneva, Zino applied his knowledge to the family business. He created new blends, invented new ways of storing tobacco and cigars (later inventing the desktop humidor, allowing customers to buy and properly store many more cigars at home) and, in 1947, created the first Davidoff cigar lines called ‘Chateau’ and ‘Grand Cru,’ with specific shapes named after the wines of Bordeaux. Davidoff became synonymous with the good life, becoming a great status symbol, particularly in Europe. But wait, there’s more. Much more. Before creating the Davidoff cigar, the Davidoff shop sold Cuban cigars and, in particular, had great success marketing the popular Hoyo de Monterrey Chateaux series, beginning in the 1940s. This retail acumen impressed the Cubans and the Chateaux line would become the foundation for a historic collaboration. In 1967, Cubatabaco, the state-run organization that controlled the Cuban cigar industry, approached Davidoff with the idea of making a Cuban cigar in the family’s name. The cigar, some say, was essentially a version of the Cohiba made in the same factory, but with a lighter wrapper that made the Davidoff version smoother and milder. The Cuban Davidoff cigars were a huge success and demand grew. So did production and that created concerns on Zino’s part about maintaining quality and consistency in his brand. Hedging his bets, Davidoff also began producing some cigars in the Dominican Republic, including the Davidoff White Label. By 1991, Zino had dissolved the relationship with Cuba and moved all Davidoff production to the Dominican Republic. He cited loss of quality control as the main reason. He is alleged to have burned, in public no less, thousands of those Cuban Davidoffs that he felt were not up to standard. The truth of that is a bit hazy, but from the spiritual ashes of those sacrificed cigars grew the Davidoff empire of today.