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Snail Shell Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is brass, with evidence of silver plating. 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.

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Its dimensions are

4.5 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Snail Shell Matchsafe, late 19th century; brass, with evidence of silver plating; 4.5 x 3.5 x 2.7 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 1 1/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-146

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