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.
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