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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.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. 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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