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Native American Man Matchsafe, ca. 1904

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Unger Brothers. It is dated ca. 1904 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 x 4.7 x 1.3 cm (2 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Maker's mark (intertwined UB inside circle), STERLING 925 FINE all stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Native American Man Matchsafe, ca. 1904; Manufactured by Unger Brothers ; USA; silver; 6 x 4.7 x 1.3 cm (2 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-282

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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