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1915

  • Work on this object began.

1916

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

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Transparent Glass Matchsafe, 1915–16

This is a Matchsafe. It was possibly by Edwin Henry Watts and retailed by Asprey & Son Co.. It is dated 1915–16 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is gold, glass. 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.

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Its dimensions are

3.5 x 4.5 x 1.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

E.H.W., 9 in diamond adjacent to .375(stamp for 9ct. gold), date letter "u", leopard's head, ASPREY LONDON, all stamped on interior bezel. 9 in diamond, .375 and date letter "u" also stamped on exterior side.

Cite this object as

Transparent Glass Matchsafe, 1915–16; Possibly by Edwin Henry Watts ; England; gold, glass; 3.5 x 4.5 x 1.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-202

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