Abstract Sunburst Reserve with Tear Drop Border Matchsafe, ca. 1886
This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1886 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver gilt, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
4.4 x 3.7 x .8 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 5/16 in. )
It has the following markings
Lion passant, anchor, upper-case gothic G, STERLING, 465 all stamped on bezel, reverse bezel features square with double border and Maltese-style cross at center (possible date mark for 1886? - see notes.)
Cite this object as
Abstract Sunburst Reserve with Tear Drop Border Matchsafe, ca. 1886; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver gilt, enamel; 4.4 x 3.7 x .8 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 5/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-48