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1907

  • Work on this object began.

1908

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

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Fish Matchsafe, 1907–08

This is a Matchsafe. It was made by B. Neresheimer & Söhne and agent: Berthold Müller & Son. It is dated 1907–08 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 Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

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Its dimensions are

3.8 x 7.5 x 1 cm (1 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

BM; gothic, lower case "n" in shield; illegible mark (possibly acorn with 2 leaves); .925; date letter "g", all stamped on tail.

Cite this object as

Fish Matchsafe, 1907–08; Made by B. Neresheimer & Söhne ; England; silver; 3.8 x 7.5 x 1 cm (1 1/2 x 2 15/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1236

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