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"Tis [Rare] That We May Often [Meat/Meet]" Matchsafe, 1895–96

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 1895–96 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 Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

4.7 x 4 x 1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Unidentified maker's mark, lion passant, gothic date letter "v", anchor, all stamped on bezel. Lion and date letter also stamped on underside of lid.

Cite this object as

"Tis [Rare] That We May Often [Meat/Meet]" Matchsafe, 1895–96; England; silver, enamel; 4.7 x 4 x 1 cm (1 7/8 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-595

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