There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the color grey dimgrey rosybrown or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1982

  • We acquired this object.

2000

2015

2020

  • You found it!

Egyptian Artifact Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century 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 Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

  • Cigarette Case, ca. 1929
  • enamel, rose- and hexagonal-cut and other diamonds, gold, platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.85

Its dimensions are

5 x 3 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Two illegible marks, 800 stamped on reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Egyptian Artifact Matchsafe, late 19th century; silver; 5 x 3 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-223

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18534089/ |title=Egyptian Artifact Matchsafe, late 19th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=24 September 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>