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Water Nymph and Horse Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Whiting Manufacturing. Co.. It is dated ca. 1900 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 Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

7.3 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm (2 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

STERLING 6601 and maker's mark (w in a circle adjacent to lion passant for Whiting Mfg.Co.) both stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Water Nymph and Horse Matchsafe, ca. 1900; Manufactured by Whiting Manufacturing. Co. ; USA; silver; 7.3 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm (2 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-201

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