There is one other image of this object. This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the tag matchsafe, container, personal, metallic, ovoid, protection, sharp, knives.

See more objects with the color dimgrey darkgrey grey darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1978

  • We acquired this object.

2000

2015

2019

  • You found it!

with Pocket Knife Matchsafe, 1881–82

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 1881–82 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, gilding, metal. 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.

  • Fishhook (Solomon Islands), Before 1917
  • carved turtle shell, mother-of-pearl, glass beads, fiber cord.
  • Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian....
  • 15.2012.17
  • Fishhook (USA), 19th century
  • whale tooth, cord.
  • Collected by Dr. Nathaniel B. Emerson, exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific....
  • 15.2012.45

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Octopus Lure (USA), Before 1909
  • cowrie shell, worked stone, carved wood, cord, lashing.
  • Collected by Dr. Nathaniel B. Emerson, exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific....
  • 15.2012.43

Its dimensions are

7.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm (2 13/16 x 13/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Unidentified maker's mark (L.D), duty mark, lion passant stamped on exterior of underside; L.D, lion passant, date letter "E" stamped on underside of lid; L.D, lion passant, city mark, date letter and duty mark all stamped on interior bottom.

Cite this object as

with Pocket Knife Matchsafe, 1881–82; England; silver, gilding, metal; 7.2 x 2 x 1.2 cm (2 13/16 x 13/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1267

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18494293/ |title=with Pocket Knife Matchsafe, 1881–82 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 March 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>