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1905

  • Work on this object began.

1906

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

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"Souvenir of A Midsummer Night's Dream" Matchsafe, 1905–06

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co., Ltd.. It is dated 1905–06 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 Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

4 x 3.4 x .5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/16 in. )

It has the following markings

G&S Co, LTD (in 3-lobed impression), lion passant, G&S Co, LTD (in 3-lobed impression), lion passant, leopard's head, date letter "K" all stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

"Souvenir of A Midsummer Night's Dream" Matchsafe, 1905–06; Manufactured by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co., Ltd. ; England; silver; 4 x 3.4 x .5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-279

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18502971/ |title="Souvenir of A Midsummer Night's Dream" Matchsafe, 1905–06 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 June 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>