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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

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