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"Otto Mönsted's Margarines" Matchsafe, 1894–95

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 1894–95 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. 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

3.9 x 6.2 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 2 7/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Illegable maker's mark (possibly W.J.D.), Birmingham anchor, date letter (u), and lion passant stamped on bezel. Lion passant and date letter (u) stamped on underside of lid. Lion passant stamped on link.

Cite this object as

"Otto Mönsted's Margarines" Matchsafe, 1894–95; England; silver, enamel; 3.9 x 6.2 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 2 7/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-10

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