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British Prime Minister Gladstone Matchsafe, ca. 1890

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is 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.

Its dimensions are

5 x 4 x 1.3 cm (1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Rd 89918 stamped on reverse.

Cite this object as

British Prime Minister Gladstone Matchsafe, ca. 1890; England; brass; 5 x 4 x 1.3 cm (1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-380

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