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Cigars Banded Together Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by William Neale & Sons. It is dated 1891–92 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is cast and engraved silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

Its dimensions are

4.3 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm (1 11/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in. )

It has the following markings

W.N, anchor, date letter "r", lion passant all stamped on bezel. B stamped on reverse bezel. Lion passant, date letter "r" stamped on underside of lid.

Cite this object as

Cigars Banded Together Matchsafe; Manufactured by William Neale & Sons; England; cast and engraved silver; 4.3 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm (1 11/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-241

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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