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Aesthetic Style with Birds Matchsafe, 1887–88

This is a Matchsafe. It was probably Sampson Mordan & Company. It is dated 1887–88 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.

Its dimensions are

6.1 x 4.9 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

"H. GREAVES BIRMINGHAM s" stamped on front bezel. S.M., lion passant, leopard's head, date mark M, duty mark all stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Aesthetic Style with Birds Matchsafe, 1887–88; Probably Sampson Mordan & Company ; England; silver; 6.1 x 4.9 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-24

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