1568 Silver Torano Crown Brooch Cigar Box Purse
These beautiful, silver, Torano boxes are so hard to find and I’ve been lucky to have found two more! This is the smaller version of the two. I always adorn these with a gorgeous, up cycled crown brooch because they deserve it! Four clear crystals further adorn the corners. This one has the original silver back. I added eight silver purse feet to the back and bottom for protection. I flipped the cigar box so that the opening is now on the top and gave it a heavy silver lock closure for security. Silver 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 lined in padded and plush black velvet. The original Torano label logo remains on the inner lid for authenticity sake. The handle is made from lovely black, crystal, and silver beads and a black tassel. 5.5 x 7.5 x 3.25″ 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 sign up for emails via this site and follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram to get in on sales and new products. 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: Father and son cigar-makers Carlos and Charlie Torano returned to their family’s Cuban roots with an eponymous brand they debuted in the early 1990s as the Cigar Boom began to unfold. The company has been through a variety of transitions since its inception, from a small, boutique family operation, to a manufacturer and distributor of other brands. Today, Torano resides in the portfolio of General Cigar alongside well-known brands like Cohiba and Macanudo. The brand is handcrafted in Estelí, Nicaragua at the STG (Scandinavian Tobacco Group) factory, parent company of General Cigar. In many ways, Torano’s transient journey is reflective of a modern cigar market characterized by periods of acquisition and consolidation where brand identity and resilience are key. Carlos Torano’s grandfather, Santiago Torano, emigrated from Spain to Cuba around 1915 in search of prosperity like many Europeans of the era. He began buying and selling tobacco on the island nation, and set up Torano & Co. in 1916. Throughout the 1920s, three of Santiago’s brothers would also exit Spain and join him in Cuba in the tobacco business. The family’s operation grew from dealing to farming and growing their own tobacco, with a focus on the production of wrapper leaves. They farmed 400 to 600 acres at one point. Although the Toranos enjoyed a fair amount of prosperity and freedom under the dictatorship of Batista in Cuba, they initially perceived Fidel Castro as a harbinger of a better and more democratic system. They had supported a Castro-based revolution, at least up until the reality of the new dictator’s agenda set in. Like a number of skilled cigar-makers, the Toranos were stripped of their assets, farms, and company, as everything, including the family’s savings, was confiscated by the state. The Toranos soon realized the gravity of the situation and were forced to flee. The family was literally split apart with members scattering to Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and other Central and South American nations. This pivotal period of “exodus” has been reflected in a number of more modern Torano cigar releases, such as Exodus 1959. Carlos Torano’s father, Carlos Sr., eventually made his way to the Dominican Republic where he endeavored to recreate his beloved cigar brand. He died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 57. It was at this point in the mid-1970s, the remaining family members called upon Carlos Jr. to join them in re-establishing the family’s cigar enterprise. However, it would not be until the early 1990s that Torano-branded cigars would appear in the U.S. market. Carlos Jr. had established himself as a broker of tobaccos as the Cigar Boom exploded. His son, Charlie, eventually joined the company and was for many years the face of the Torano brand.