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Japanese Thatched-Roof House Matchsafe, late 19th century

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

  • Roofs Brooch, 2002
  • engraved and lacquered gold, iron.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-120

Its dimensions are

3.7 x 6.6 x 1.1 cm (1 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 7/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Japanese Thatched-Roof House Matchsafe, late 19th century; Japan; brass; 3.7 x 6.6 x 1.1 cm (1 7/16 x 2 5/8 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-218

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