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Asian Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1885

This is a Matchsafe. It was made by George W. Shiebler. It is dated ca. 1885 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

6.5 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

George W. Shiebler maker's mark (S in a circle flanked by wings), STERLING, 20 A all stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Asian Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1885; Made by George W. Shiebler & Co. (American, 1876 - 1910); USA; silver; 6.5 x 4.1 x 1.3 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-205

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