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Matchsafe (England), 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, 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.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 6 x 3.9 x 1.2 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Matchsafe (England), 19th century; silver, enamel; Overall: 6 x 3.9 x 1.2 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-57

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