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Playing Card Motifs and Counter Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is german silver (white metal). 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

6.7 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

GER. SILVER, SILVER SOLDER both stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Playing Card Motifs and Counter Matchsafe, late 19th century; USA; german silver (white metal); 6.7 x 3.6 x 1.2 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-230

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