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Cigar and Matches Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Reeves and Sillcocks. It is dated ca. 1900 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.

Its dimensions are

5.7 x 3.1 x 1 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. )

It is signed

STERLING, and arrow, pointing right, stamped across letters RS, all of which are stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Cigar and Matches Matchsafe, ca. 1900; Manufactured by Reeves and Sillcocks ; USA; silver, enamel; 5.7 x 3.1 x 1 cm (2 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-378

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