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Courting Couple Matchsafe, ca. 1895

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Simons Bros. & Company. It is dated ca. 1895 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. 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

6.1 x 3.4 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

STERLING, S.B (partially impressed) stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Courting Couple Matchsafe, ca. 1895; Manufactured by Simons Bros. & Company ; USA; silver; 6.1 x 3.4 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-731

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