1547 Partagas Sacred Heart Cigar Box Purse
Good things come in little packages and this adorable Partagas cigar box purse is one of them! Be ready for compliments, I guarantee them! The cigar box itself is black and red with yellow details and a gorgeous yellow seal. I attached a red with pearl crown upcycled sacred heart brooch to the center of the outer lid amid a circle of gold coins- so pretty! The Surgeon General’s warning has been left authentically intact on this one. Four red crystals grace the corners. I painted the back black and gave it a protective coating. The cigar box purse has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top and has been given a crystal knob closure for security. Eight gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom of the cigar box bag 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 handle is made up of red, black and silver beads with a red and white polka dot bead in the center and a black tassel. The inside has been lovingly lined in padded leopard fabric and red trim and the Partagas label remains on the inner lid. 5 x 8.75 x 2.25″- plenty of room for the essentials! THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! They only add character and charm! 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/
Here is the link to purchase the chain. Use coupon code: SHIPCHAIN at check out to take shipping charges off of the chain when adding to a cigar box purse purchase and add in comments if you would like gold or silver. http://humadorablesbysusan.com/product/silver-gold-cross-body-chains/
History: Partagás has a rich history as one of the oldest Cuban cigar brands, founded in 1845 by an immigrant from Catalonia, Spain, Don Jaime Partagás y Ravelo. Partagás built his factory in Havana, but not before spending years buying as many of the best tobacco plantations he could in Vuelta Abajo, Pinar del Rio, Cuba’s western tobacco-growing province. Don Jaime had a knack for blending and fermentation and is reputed to be the first to hire a lector, a reader, to keep his workers entertained during cigar rolling. In 1868, Don Jaime was murdered on one of his plantations. The killer believed his wife and the cigar-maker were having a romantic affair. That left control of the business to Don Jaime’s son, Jose, who sold shortly thereafter to a banker, Jose Bances. Bances, not knowing the cigar business, brought in a partner, another Spaniard named Ramón Cifuentes Llano. A year later, Cifuentes took over the business entirely and later bought up tobacco fields. In addition to the Partagás brand, the company also acquired rights to Ramón Allones, and later, with Cifuentes’ sons running the enterprise, Bolivar and La Gloria Cubana. By 1958, Partagás was second only to H. Upmann in exports of Cuban cigars. Two years later, everything changed. The revolutionary government of Fidel Castro seized 16 cigar factories, Partagás among them. “They came inside and said, ‘We’re here to intervene the company,’ Ramón Cifuentes Toriello, the son, told Cigar Aficionado in 1991. “And they didn’t allow me to take anything from there.” Since 1960, Partagás has been under the control of the Cuban government. And that’s when things got interesting. Like so many other Cuban cigar brands, Partagás found a new life outside of Cuba. Ramón Cifuentes Toriello had been offered the job of running the new state-owned cigar monopoly, but left Cuba, moving to the United States and found work in the cigar industry. In 1978, with the General Cigar Company, Cifuentes Toriello relaunched Partagás and Bolivar as non-Cuban brands. The cigars were initially made in Jamaica before moving to the Dominican Republic (DR), in Santiago.