Coiled Rattlesnake Matchsafe, ca. 1890
This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by William B. Kerr & Company. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
6.7 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm (2 5/8 x 1 11/16 x 9/16 in. )
It has the following markings
STERLING, Wm.B.Kerr mark, 46 stamped on bezel.
Cite this object as
Coiled Rattlesnake Matchsafe, ca. 1890; Manufactured by William B. Kerr & Company (United States); USA; silver; 6.7 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm (2 5/8 x 1 11/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-123