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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1982

  • We acquired this object.

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Scallop Shell Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver plated. 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.

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Mirror, ca. 1860
  • carved, gessoed and gilt wood, mirrored glass, metal.
  • Gift of Unknown Donor.
  • n-a-5059

Its dimensions are

4.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm (1 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

Scallop Shell Matchsafe, ca. 1900; USA; silver plated; 4.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 cm (1 5/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-147

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