Veteran humidor artist Daniel Marshall has created a replica of Henry Flagler’s Tiffany humidor, originally gifted to Flagler – the founder of Standard Oil in 1870 and an enthusiastic cigar smoker – in 1895.
Flagler received the humidor from the New York Yacht Club for allowing the use of his own boat, the Alicia, as the committee boat during the 1895 America’s Cup race.
Marshall was attracted to the project as he felt an affinity for Flagler, as both share a passion for cigars, sailing, and the sea, as well as a love of Florida. Flagler was known as the “Wizard of Florida,” as he is credited as the founder of the cities of Miami and Palm Beach.
With the addition of the Flagler Museum piece, Marshall now has humidors on permanent display in 3 museums including the Smithsonian under three American Presidents – Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush. and George W. Bush – and the Schwarzenegger Museum in Graz, Austria.
“It is an honor for me to share in the celebration of such an important American in Henry Flagler and Florida history by recreating his personal Tiffany humidor,” Marshall said in a press release. “After meeting director John Blades and manager Mark Johnson, this project was…congruent with my history of working for two decades with Tiffany and Co. on their special projects. After seeing the original humidor, I knew I wanted to take on the challenge of this unique-sized humidor embellished with .925 Sterling Silver enameled waving flags and a beautiful hand-cut engraved Sterling Plaque in the center of the lid. I begged my jeweler to make these for me, knowing that exact recreations of these nautical flags were an integral part of this exquisite piece.”
A limited edition of 10 of these Flagler humidor recreations is available for $2,995. Those interested can email [email protected].