1640 Colorful Sea Life and Seahorse Cigar Box Purse
Such a beautiful print! Pinks, blues, purples, and yellow make up this oh so pretty Lilly sea life print and I plopped a beautiful and playful golden seahorse finding right into the mix! Four gold corner protectors protect the corners. The cigar box is a Punch Gran Cru No. II Premier Cru Seleccione- brown, wooden with dovetail detailing and the original logo on the inner lid. I lined the inside of the up cycled cigar box purse with hot pink fabric with a white dot design and pink ball trim. The back of the cigar box purse has been painted black and sealed. The cigar box has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top and has been given a gold three ball lock for security. 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 handle is made up of pink wooden beads and a pink vegan leather tassel. 7.25 x 8.5 x 2.75″ 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 or text me with questions. 813-416-7071 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: None of our 21st century sensibilities played on a German fellow named ‘Stockmann’ who registered the Punch brand in 1840, a year before a British magazine featuring a ‘Mr. Punch’ was first published. The magazine’s character always had a cigar in its hand, so the idea arose (and is perpetuated by the clown’s image on the Cuban box) that the magazine was the source of the naming of the cigar, but the original Punch cigar was created before the magazine. Because of the fame of the Punch name in the United Kingdom, the Punch cigar became vastly popular there. The brand was sold in 1874 and then again 10 years later to Manuel López Fernandez, whose name is still found on Cuban Punch bands and boxes. That’s when Punch really took off. López retired in 1924 and the company lasted just until 1929, the year of the worldwide depression. The company’s financial troubles resulted in its being acquired in 1930 by Fernandez, Palicio y Cia. Punch rose again to join the company’s other brand, Hoyo de Monetrrey, as one of the world’s best. Jump to 1960 and the nationalization of the Cuban cigar industry by the Castro revolution. Fernando Palicio, like so many other cigar-makers, fled to Florida. Seeing little future for the Cuban cigar business, Palicio sold his brands to Frank Llaneza and Dan Blumenthal, owners of Villazon & Co. Today, General Cigar owns the brands and continues to make Punch and Hoyo de Monterrey cigars in Honduras.