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Octopus and Sea Star Matchsafe, ca. 1880

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by George W. Shiebler. It is dated ca. 1880 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 Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

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Its dimensions are

6.2 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Shiebler maker's mark, STERLING, 71A stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Octopus and Sea Star Matchsafe, ca. 1880; Manufactured by George W. Shiebler & Co. (American, 1876 - 1910); USA; silver; 6.2 x 3.5 x 1.3 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-476

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