1644 Blue on White Ginger Jar Cigar Box Purse
Second in my new Ginger Jar Series of Humadorable cigar box purses is this oh so cute image of classic blue chinoiserie ginger jars on a white background scattered with blue crystals. So fresh and pretty for spring! I used a white Alec Bradley Project 40, wooden, slide opening cigar box for this one. I kept the original and authentic ornate seal and painted the back white. The handle is made up of pearl and blue beads and a fat white tassel. I lovingly lined the inside with plush and padded blue velvet and white trim. The cigar box has been flipped so that the opening is now on the top and has been given a secure crystal knob closure. Gold purse feet have been added to the back and bottom for protection. Gold corner protectors were added to the back of the up cycled cigar purse. 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. 6.5 x 7.25 x 3.5″- nice and deep! 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 Please sign up for my emails to get in on sales and new products! Link on Home Page. Also please follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
**There are 2 of these! They are the same except one has the closure on top, original seal and gold bead on top. The other has closure on bottom, no seal and blue center bead. Just let me know which you would like!
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: In the mid 1990s, Alan Rubin took his profits from a family business in Miami and decided to enter the cigar industry. The early and mid 1990’s was a huge cigar boom in the U.S and he hoped to ride that wave to establish his new company in the industry. In 1996, he attended the RTDA show (Retail Tobacco Dealers of America) today known as the www.ipcpr.org/ (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association) It’s here that Alan found a cigar manufacturer and inked a deal to make his first cigar line. He named his business after his two children: Alec Bradley Cigars was born. Alan’s’ original line was called, “Bogey’s Stogies” and was marketed to golf courses and was sold through golf pro shops. With high production costs and the end of the cigar boom, Bogey’s Stogies was all but doomed to failure. By 1999, Alan found himself with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and a rapidly depleting number of cigar smoking golfers.
In 2000, Alan decided to take his business in a new direction. Knowing he needed help, he hired Ralph Montero, a long time industry professional who knew the ins and outs of the industry. The move to hire Ralph proved to be a valuable one. Both agreed they needed to move the focus from the pro golf shops, to brick and mortar cigar shops. A new course was charted and Alan scrapped together enough money from his past business venture to launch the “Occidental Reserve” line. It was made by Henke Kelner at the famed Davidoff factory. Determined not to fail with his new strategy, Alan mailed out samples to hundreds of cigar shops. This was followed by making hundreds of calls and visits to the shops for feedback and solicitation. When the dust settled, three hundred shops picked up the line and Alec Bradley Cigars was back in business.With the new found success of the Occidental Reserve, Alec Bradley began releasing additional lines of premium cigars including Trilogy, MAXX, and Tempus. In 2011, Alec Bradley Cigars rose to new heights and international fame when they were named the #1 cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado Magazine, for their Prensado cigar line. Today based in Dania Beach, Florida the company produces millions of cigars a year and also creates private brands of cigars for other companies.