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Demon Mask Matchsafe, 1884

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated 1884 and we acquired it in 1982. 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

4 x 3.3 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

lion, anchor, G, STERLING, all stamped on bezel; 390, date letter "Q", both stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Demon Mask Matchsafe, 1884; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver; 4 x 3.3 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-1371

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