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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.

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

6.6 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

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