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Paisley Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1880

This is a Matchsafe. It was made by Tiffany & Co.. It is dated ca. 1880 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver, copper, niello. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Brooch, 2002
  • gold, niello, enamel.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-117
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Its dimensions are

6.5 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

TIFFANY & Co, 3352 M (then a number concealed partially with old dab of yellow enamel, see Notes card for details) STERLING SILVER.

Cite this object as

Paisley Decoration Matchsafe, ca. 1880; Made by Tiffany and Co. (United States); USA; silver, copper, niello; 6.5 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm (2 9/16 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-56

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