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1978

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Mussel Shell Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated brass. 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.

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Its dimensions are

3.7 x 7.5 x 2.6 cm (1 7/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Mussel Shell Matchsafe, late 19th century; plated brass; 3.7 x 7.5 x 2.6 cm (1 7/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-335

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