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Samuel Colt’s cigar stand

Samuel Colt’s cigar stand

Samuel Colt’s cigar stand

Circa 1855;
Maker: William Adams
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Samuel Colt had a strong appreciation for fine cigars, especially those from Havana, Cuba. Beyond his personal enjoyment, Colt was known to keep a huge supply of cigars readily available to give to friends and associates during social and business settings. Colt’s love of cigars was evident in his custom-made cigar stand. Finely crafted by New York silversmith William Adams, the cigar stand was made of sterling silver with a gold finish on the upper section of the base. A Rampant Colt, which originally appeared on the Colt family coat of arms and was used by Samuel Colt on a variety of objects, was engraved on the bulbous center section.


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    engraving detail

  • The Colt coat of arms circa 1835

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  • Photograph of Samuel Colt circa 1855

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Jeffrey Richardson
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Marlene Head

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Greg Martin, R. L. Wilson

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