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1910

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Snail motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It was made by Whiting Manufacturing. Co.. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.6 x 4.5 x 2.2cm (3 x 1 3/4 x 7/8in.)

It has the following markings

STERLING, 22, W (in a circle), all stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Snail motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1900; Made by Whiting Manufacturing. Co. ; USA; silver; H x W x D: 7.6 x 4.5 x 2.2cm (3 x 1 3/4 x 7/8in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1364

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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