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in Aesthetic Style with Diagonal Opening Matchsafe, ca. 1875

This is a Matchsafe. It was made by Tiffany and Co.. It is dated ca. 1875 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

6.5 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

TIFFANY & CO., 3428, STERLING, 4555, M, all stamped on interior of box, just below catch.

Cite this object as

in Aesthetic Style with Diagonal Opening Matchsafe, ca. 1875; Made by Tiffany and Co. (United States); USA; silver; 6.5 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-370

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