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Object Timeline

1907

  • Work on this object began.

1908

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

2014

2015

2017

  • You found it!

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.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Fishhook (Solomon Islands), Before 1917
  • carved turtle shell, mother-of-pearl, glass beads, fiber cord.
  • Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian....
  • 15.2012.17

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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