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Cigar Butt Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is gold, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

4 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 11/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

On bezel: 2 eagle heads, 664. On attached link: Illegible diamond shaped stamp, DEPOSE.

Cite this object as

Cigar Butt Matchsafe, late 19th century; France; gold, metal; 4 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 11/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-89

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