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Tortoiseshell matchsafe Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is tortoiseshell, gold. 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

6.6 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 5/8 in. )

Cite this object as

Tortoiseshell matchsafe Matchsafe, late 19th century; probably France; tortoiseshell, gold; 6.6 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 5/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-298

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