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"In This You'll Find a Match" Matchsafe, ca. 1890

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is cast and engraved silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled DO YOU HAVE A LIGHT?.

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

7.8 x 3.7 x 3 cm (3 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. )

It has the following markings

"STERLING" stamped on outside, just below and slightly to the side of smallest or pinkie finger. "STERLING" also stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

"In This You'll Find a Match" Matchsafe, ca. 1890; USA; cast and engraved silver; 7.8 x 3.7 x 3 cm (3 1/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-97

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18496481/ |title="In This You'll Find a Match" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 April 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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