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Coiled Rattlesnake Matchsafe, ca. 1890

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by William B. Kerr & Company. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. 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

6.7 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm (2 5/8 x 1 11/16 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

STERLING, Wm.B.Kerr mark, 46 stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Coiled Rattlesnake Matchsafe, ca. 1890; Manufactured by William B. Kerr & Company (United States); USA; silver; 6.7 x 4.3 x 1.5 cm (2 5/8 x 1 11/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-123

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