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Cupids and Scroll Work Matchsafe, ca. 1896

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Unger Brothers. It is dated ca. 1896 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

7 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 7/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Partially impressed UB in circle, STERLING 925 FINE, UB in circle - all stamped on front bezel; PAT. APPL'D FOR stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Cupids and Scroll Work Matchsafe, ca. 1896; Manufactured by Unger Brothers ; USA; silver; 7 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-426

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