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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

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"Smile!" Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It was possibly by Paye & Baker Manufacturing Company. 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

6 x 4 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Partial impression on reverse bezel resembling P & B, STERLING.

Cite this object as

"Smile!" Matchsafe, ca. 1900; Possibly by Paye & Baker Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver; 6 x 4 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-105

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