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Neo-Egyptian Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Watrous Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1900 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

H x W x D: 6.9 x 4.7 x 1.3cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/2in.)

It has the following markings

STERLING, W (enclosed in a circle), 27 stamped on reverse bezel; STERLING, W (enclosed in a circle) stamped on front bezel.

Cite this object as

Neo-Egyptian Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1900; Manufactured by Watrous Manufacturing Company ; USA; silver; H x W x D: 6.9 x 4.7 x 1.3cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/2in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1353

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