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Advertisement for "Tetley's Teas" Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated tin, 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. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

4.8 x 6 x 1.8 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Advertisement for "Tetley's Teas" Matchsafe, late 19th century; probably England; plated tin, enamel; 4.8 x 6 x 1.8 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-3

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18494993/ |title=Advertisement for "Tetley's Teas" Matchsafe, late 19th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=17 June 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>