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1904

  • Work on this object began.

1905

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

  • We acquired this object.

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Portrait of Young Woman Matchsafe, 1904–05

This is a Matchsafe. It was made by Robert Friederich. It is dated 1904–05 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. 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.

  • 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

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Matchsafe
  • Overall: 4.8 x 3.5 x 0.9 cm (1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in.).
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-348

Its dimensions are

5.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Maker's mark RF, sun symbol and 925 (London import marks), date letter "i", all stamped on bezel. London import marks also stamped on reverse exterior of lid.

Cite this object as

Portrait of Young Woman Matchsafe, 1904–05; Made by Robert Friederich ; silver, enamel; 5.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-351

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