1515 Henry Clay Cigar **Man Box** Cigar **Man Box** Dresser Valet, Watch Box, Stash Box, Gun Box, Groomsman Gift, Guy Gift
Another beautiful, wooden cigar box to begin with, this handsome black, Henry Clay, by Julian Alexander, Pete Johnson, tattoo cigar box, found in Tampa, is heavy hinged with a velvet back. It’s labels depict the original Henry Clay cigar factory. It has a design within the design (see pics). I added a bronze knob for ease of opening, added the ornate feet and lined the inside of the cigar box with padded black velvet. 7.25 x 7 x 2.5 – 3″ with the ornate feet. These look great on a dresser, desk or bookcase. Valet for keys, wallet, and change, watch box, jewelry box, stash box- the uses are endless. Great gift for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation or groomsmen . Perfect guy gift in general! THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX , 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 Please sign up for email via this site to get in on sales and new products. Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/ Humadorables by Susan
History: At the end of the 19th century, smoking a cigar was a symbol of wealth. During this period, Vice President Thomas Marshal declared to the Senate – “What this country really needs is a good five-cent cigar”. During this period, one of the more popular premium brands was the Henry Clay Cigar. Named for the famous statesman, Henry Clay Cigars were originally manufactured by Julian Alvarez in Havana. Dating from the 1840s it is one of the oldest original Cuban brands.Henry Clay (1777-1852), one of America’s most noted statesmen in American history, known as “The Great Pacificator”. His ability to arrange compromises resolved three disputed between the states and prevented a civil war. He ran unsuccessfully for President three times. He lived in Lexington, Kentucky on his estate, known as Ashland. In 1888, Alvarez sold his interest to Henry Clay and Bock & Co., Ltd., a British company, (Romeo y Henry Clay Bock y Ca Manuel Garcias Diaz y Garcia) that was part of the Tobacco Trust. In 1898, Rudyard Kipling stated in his poem The Betrothed that: “There’s calm in a Henry Clay” The brand died out around the time of the Great Depression. In the late 1990s, the brand restored and is now manufactured by Tabacalera de Garcia, in the Dominican Republic. The label on the box shows the original Henry Clay factory in Havana.