Coins on Simulated Alligator Skin Matchsafe, 1888
This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1888 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
6.6 x 3.7 x 1 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. )
It has the following markings
Lion passant, anchor, upper case gothic "G" and STERLING all stamped on front bezel; small impressed date mark: star in a circle for 1888, and 450 both stamped on reverse bezel.
Cite this object as
Coins on Simulated Alligator Skin Matchsafe, 1888; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver; 6.6 x 3.7 x 1 cm (2 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-274