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Lord Nelson's Flagship, the Foudroyant Matchsafe, ca. 1898

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1898 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is brass, copper. 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

4.2 x 3.1 x 1 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Large, elaborate anchor motif stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Lord Nelson's Flagship, the Foudroyant Matchsafe, ca. 1898; England; brass, copper; 4.2 x 3.1 x 1 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-772

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