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Assorted Shells Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by George W. Shiebler. It is dated late 19th century 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 Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

6.5 x 3.4 x 1.3 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Shiebler maker's mark, STERLING, 22 all stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Assorted Shells Matchsafe, late 19th century; Manufactured by George W. Shiebler & Co. (American, 1876 - 1910); USA; silver; 6.5 x 3.4 x 1.3 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1413

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