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.
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