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Medallion Decoration 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.

Its dimensions are

4.9 x 3 x 1.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Maker's mark (S in circle with wings), STERLING 48 C, all stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Medallion Decoration Matchsafe, 1885–95; Manufactured by George W. Shiebler & Co. (American, 1876 - 1910); USA; silver; 4.9 x 3 x 1.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-827

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