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Cat Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is patinated copper. 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

3 x 4.5 x .9 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Cat Matchsafe, late 19th century; Japan; patinated copper; 3 x 4.5 x .9 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-1333

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