Lover’s Eye Cigar Box Purse


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1601 Lover’s Eye Cigar Box Purse

This beautiful lover’s eye image inside a sacred flaming heart has been decoupaged onto the front of an upcycled, black, wooden, Tabak cigar box- just stunning! Sixteen small pearls rim the heart and four large pearls frame the corners along with gold corner protectors. These lover’s eyes were popular in the 18th century. Lovers would hire someone to paint their eye and send to their lover to keep in a locket. Rumor has it that the Prince of Wales (George IV) had one sent to his lover, Maria Fitzherbert, trying to win her over. I left the back in it’s original condition- black. The cigar box also has the original and authentic gold trim and label on the inner lid as well as the intricate, original, green seal. A chain keeps the lid from opening all the way back- also original. The handle is made up of blue, gold, pearl and silver beads and a fat gold tassel ** Beads will vary slightly. The inside has been lovingly lied with padded leopard fabric and gold trim. I flipped the cigar box  so that the opening is now on the top and has been given 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. 8.25 x 9.25 x 3.25″ ** Sizes will vary.** 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 text or call 813-416-7071. Please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram.

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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.