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1912

  • Work on this object ended.

1982

  • We acquired this object.

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Mounted Mussel Shell Matchsafe, ca. 1902

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1902 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is shell, plated 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 x 6.6 x 1.6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Mounted Mussel Shell Matchsafe, ca. 1902; shell, plated metal; 3 x 6.6 x 1.6 cm (1 3/16 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-82

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