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Native American Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1910

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

7.2 x 4.2 x 1.2 cm (2 13/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Lion passant, anchor, gothic uppercase "G", STERLING, B2507, Pat.1910 all stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Native American Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1910; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver; 7.2 x 4.2 x 1.2 cm (2 13/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1395

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