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Playing Cards Matchsafe, 1885–86

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd. It is dated 1885–86 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

2.4 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm (15/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/16 in. )

It has the following markings

CS, FS, lion passant, leopard's head, date letter "K", duty mark, are all stamped on front panel. CS, FS lion passant, date letter "K" are stamped on underside of lid.

Cite this object as

Playing Cards Matchsafe, 1885–86; Manufactured by Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd ; England; silver, enamel; 2.4 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm (15/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-228

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