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What is this?

Rectangular, curved corners, snuff box style container, cover features polychrome, printed decoration of large cruise ship on the water with mast and American flag at top, smaller sailboat in front and in background, inscribed at top "White Star Line," small red banner with star to left, "R.M.S. Olympic, 45.324 Tons" inscribed at right, "Largest Steamer In The World" inscribed below. On underside "Cadbury, Bourneville" impressed in metal. Striker on underside.

This is a matchsafe from United Kingdom. It is dated ca. 1911 and we acquired it in 1980. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its medium is

plated tin, enamel

Its dimensions are

6.3 x 4.3 x 1 cm (2 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

See description.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18502549/ |title=Matchsafe, "Advertisement for the "White Star Line, R.M.S. Olympia"", ca. 1911 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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