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Moon Face Matchsafe, 1885–95

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by George W. Shiebler. It is dated 1885–95 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 Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

  • X Necklace And Stand, 2014–2015
  • oxidized nails, metal wire, silver, steel, wood, perspex.
  • Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian....
  • 7067.29a,b.2016

Its dimensions are

3.8 x 3.8 x 1.2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Maker's mark (S in circle with wings) stamped on bezel; 12 STERLING 60 stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Moon Face Matchsafe, 1885–95; Manufactured by George W. Shiebler & Co. (American, 1876 - 1910); USA; silver; 3.8 x 3.8 x 1.2 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-797

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