Auction: Lot No. 3 Humidor Romeo y Julieta and Women’s Wallet, GIORGIO G signature
The famous play “Romeo and Juliet” by the English playwright William Shakespeare, was also the inspiration for a Habano brand. Created in 1875, Romeo y Julieta has the privilege of having an undisputed reputation throughout the world of cigars.
Romeo y Julieta is characterized by a wide range of cigar sizes in different shapes, so it has become perhaps the most prized brand for those who prefer the medium strength associated with the classic taste of the Habano.
All the various sizes of the brand’s ample range are manufactured entirely by hand with leaves grown on the plantations of Vuelta Abajo, known worldwide as the best Cuban tobacco region.
Characteristics of the work:
This humidor is made from, and decorated with, precious Cuban woods and combines the fine craftsmanship of cabinet making with woodcarving and marquetry in relief. To recreate the identity of the Habanos brand, the design has borrowed from the tradition of early nineteenth century Cuban furniture making to reflect the love and death literary theme of William Shakespeare’s tragedy. The side panels and doors have been carved in high relief, completely by hand, using Cuban hardwoods such as cedar, mahogany, jocuma and dagama. White glue, wood dyes and polyurethane finishes have been used to complete the piece.
The cabinet is constructed in three parts: the upper and lower cabinets contain 5 drawers each for storing different sizes of cigars (25 in one compartment, and in his trunk), the central part, with 2 drawers for storage of the smoker and his humidifying time achieving the top of the cabinet.
Dimensions: Height 1.97m, width 0.95m, depth 0.66m. The capacity inside the cabinet supports the conservation of more than 250 Habanos, plus a 2 drawers for humidifiers and 1 for smokers’ accessories.
It contains 275 Romeo y Julieta Habanos: 25 Churchills, 25 Short Churchills, 25 Exhibicion No. 3, 25 Exhibicion No.4, 25 Exhibicion No.2, 50 Juliietas and 25 Wide Churchills (the latter two are new cigars to be released in 2010); in addition special cigar sizes, which are not within regular brand portfolio, developed exclusively for this humidor: 25 Romeos (52 ring gauge by 162mm long), 25 Hermoso No.2 (48 ring gauge by 157mm long), 25 Fabulosos No.6 (52 ring gauge by 180mm long).
It is the work of the “JGARRIDOC” group represented by Julio César Garrido Correa, artist and craftsman of the Cuban Fund for Cultural Property (FCBC), Filial Pinar del Rio. He has participated in several international exhibitions in countries like Spain, France and Belgium. Some of his works have been auctioned at previous Habanos Festivals; others are part of private collections in several countries around the world.
In early 1900, Guccio Gucci opened a small craft shop in which the famous Italian brand Gucci was born. From 1950 onwards, it enjoyed rapid growth and become a brand known worldwide for the highest quality products (footwear, handbags and other women’s accessories), leading to the opening of boutiques in Italy and then, rapid expansion to other world markets. In the 1980s Giorgio Gucci reached its greatest popularity in this type of luxury products.
In 2000, Giorgio Gucci decided to create a new project; to design and produce a new collection of handbags and accessories in natural leather, which would mark the birth of the Giorgio Gbrand. Soon this brand became a symbol of quality, and expanded its products by adding women’s fashion in clothing.
Gucci handbagnatural leather of the American crocodile.
“Dimensions: 41 x 28 x 16 cm Mat finish. Italian design. Manufactured in Florence.