1429 Queen Bee White Ostrich Cigar Box Purse
These beautiful cigar box purses never seem to stick around too long and I’m always looking for white cigar boxes to keep them stocked! No two are ever exactly the same. This lovely, cream and rhinestone, up cycled, designer inspired, bee brooch has been attached to the middle of the white ostrich pattern. The white ostrich pattern has been decoupaged onto a white, wooden, Romeo y Julieta, Toro cigar box. Gold corner protectors and eight large cream “pearls” also grace the front of the cigar box purse- so pretty! The back of the cigar box has the original Romeo y Julieta black velvet. I flipped the cigar box so that the opening is now on the top and added a gold three ball lock for security. Eight gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom for protection. Gold hardware has been attached to the sides so that you may add a strap that you already own. This makes these little cigar box purses of mine versatile in that they can be worn by the handle, over the shoulder or cross- body. I sell straps and gold and silver cross body chains too. The chain in the last photo is available, but not included. The inside has been lovingly lined with padded leopard fabric and boasts the original Romeo y Julieta labels on the inner lid. The handle is made up of gold, white, silver and crystal beads and a cream tassel. 7 x 9.25 x 2.25″ 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. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
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History: This iconic Cuban brand was born in 1875 (some say 1873) in a partnership between Inocencio Alvarez and Manin Garcia. Early on, the ‘Romeos’ won numerous tasting awards, but the brand gained greater prominence after being acquired by Jose ‘Pepin’ Rodriguez Fernandez, formerly the head of the Cabañas factory in Havana. Rodriguez traveled frequently to Europe and across the Americas throwing parties for members of high society. An aficionado of horse racing, he named his horse ‘Julieta.’ He even opened a shop in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s masterpiece, in the Hotel Capulet. Some have reported that Rodriguez was obsessed with the play. Rodriguez apparently tried to purchase the Palazzo Capuleti, the ancient home of Juliet’s family. The authorities in Verona were, to say the least, unreceptive. It seems Rodriguez wanted to turn the decrepit landmark into something of a cigar lounge. “I have come to offer you a lot of money and to ask your permission to purchase the Palazzo Capuleti,” Rodriguez explained. “Yes, the very palazzo with the beautiful balcony on which Romeo and Juliet secretly convened. Imagine what that means for a smoker – to be able to smoke in the very rooms where the young lovers met! It would be absolutely perfect to have a young signorina, beautiful as Juliet, walk out on the balcony to join customers smoking my cigars.” Denied his dream, Rodriguez returned to Cuba and salved his wounded honor by building a replica of the palazzo in Havana. He included, some say, a perfect copy of Juliet’s balcony. The building, about 100 meters from Havana’s seafront promenade, at one time had two German Shepherd guard-dogs with the names – oh yes – Romeo y Julieta. Romeo y Julieta became a wildly popular brand around the world, especially among the wealthy. Rodriguez would personalize cigar bands for his customers, at one point having as many as 20,000 vanity labels. Romeo y Julieta’s most famous fan, after a visit to Cuba in 1946, was Sir Winston Churchill. As with too many things cigar-related in Cuba, Romeo y Julieta suffered having its house divided. After the Castro revolution and the subsequent embargo imposed by the United States, Romeo y Julieta set up shop in the Dominican Republic and began making cigars in La Romana.