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Floral Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1890

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is brass, cloisonné enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

  • Mirror, Mid-19th century
  • repoussé and chased silver, mirrored plate glass.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1931-64-12

Its dimensions are

5.8 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm (2 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Floral Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1890; China; brass, cloisonné enamel; 5.8 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm (2 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-56

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