Matchsafe In The Form Of A Domino, late 19th century
This is a Matchsafe in the form of a domino. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is celluloid, vulcanite, brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This matchsafe was designed to look like a domino, utilizing black vulcanite and cream-colored celluloid to imitate the more costly materials ebony and ivory. The reverse is inscribed "Bull & Bell Ropemaker, With E. Cuthbert's Compts," making this game piece-sized container a memorable novelty advertisement as well.
Its dimensions are
4.8 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/16 in. )
It has the following markings
Cite this object as
Matchsafe In The Form Of A Domino, late 19th century; celluloid, vulcanite, brass; 4.8 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-510