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Quail and Floral Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1886

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1886 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

6.2 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

STERLING, illegible mark (possibly date symbol) stamped on front bezel; lion passant, anchor, G, 360 stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Quail and Floral Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1886; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver; 6.2 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-43

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