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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

  • We acquired this object.

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17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Reed & Barton. 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.

It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

6.7 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Unidentified mark, possibly a bird or griffin, R in shield, lion passant, STERLING 35 all stamped on bezel. 4 K is stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900; Manufactured by Reed & Barton (United States); USA; silver, enamel; 6.7 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-406

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