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1912

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

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Motor Car Matchsafe, ca. 1902

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1902 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

5.8 x 4.3 x .9 cm (2 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

STERLING stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Motor Car Matchsafe, ca. 1902; USA; silver; 5.8 x 4.3 x .9 cm (2 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-97

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