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1978

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Cancan Dancer Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is cast silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener and catalogued by Emily Miller. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Matchsafe
  • Overall: 4.7 x 3.6 x 1.1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 7/16 x 7/16 in.).
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-223

Its dimensions are

4.8 x 3.3 x 1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Illegible French marks stamped on short, top panel (possibly 2 eagle heads and diamond-shaped mark. Impression inside diamond difficult to decipher.)

Cite this object as

Cancan Dancer Matchsafe, late 19th century; France; cast silver, enamel; 4.8 x 3.3 x 1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-259

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