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Golfer Matchsafe, 1891–92

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company. It is dated 1891–92 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. 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

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

It has the following markings

S. M. & Co, lion passant, date letter "Q" all stamped on underside of lid; S. M. & Co, lion passant, leopard's head, date letter "Q" all stamped on right side panel of box.

Cite this object as

Golfer Matchsafe, 1891–92; Manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company ; England; silver, enamel; 5.6 x 3 x .9 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-168

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