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Floral Repoussé Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1875

This is a Matchsafe. It was made by Samuel Kirk & Son. It is dated ca. 1875 and we acquired it in 1980. 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

5.7 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (2 1/4 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

S. KIRK & SON 11OZ (and small impressed flower or 4-leaf clover to right of OZ)

Cite this object as

Floral Repoussé Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1875; Made by Samuel Kirk & Son ; USA; silver; 5.7 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm (2 1/4 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1182

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