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Sentry Box with Guardsman Matchsafe, 1886–87

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company. It is dated 1886–87 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver, enamel. 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

6 x 2.4 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 15/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

SM, lion passant, leopard's head, date letter "L", duty mark all stamped on bezel; RD 38283 stamped on front of lid.

Cite this object as

Sentry Box with Guardsman Matchsafe, 1886–87; Manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company ; England; silver, enamel; 6 x 2.4 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 15/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-610

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