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Emperor Napoleon III Matchsafe, ca. 1870

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1870 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is copper, metal. 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.

Its dimensions are

3.7 x 3.7 x .7 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 1/4 in. )

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

Emperor Napoleon III Matchsafe, ca. 1870; France; copper, metal; 3.7 x 3.7 x .7 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/16 x 1/4 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-516

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