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Object Timeline

1906

  • Work on this object began.

1907

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2019

  • You found it!

Bicyclist Matchsafe, 1906–07

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 1906–07 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is silver, enamel. 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 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 7/8 in. )

It has the following markings

unidentified maker's mark (R.C), anchor, lion passant, date letter "g" all stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Bicyclist Matchsafe, 1906–07; England; silver, enamel; 5 x 4.3 x 2.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 7/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-172

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