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In the Form of a Book Matchsafe, ca. 1910

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, plastic, plated brass. 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.

  • Frame, ca. 1780
  • cast and gilt bronze.
  • Gift of Jacob H. Schiff.
  • 1904-20-100

Its dimensions are

4.5 x 3.7 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

In the Form of a Book Matchsafe, ca. 1910; mother-of-pearl, plastic, plated brass; 4.5 x 3.7 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-259

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