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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

  • We acquired this object.

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Woman smoking Matchsafe, ca. 1900

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is cast and chased 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.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.7 x 4.3 x 1cm (2 1/4 x 1 11/16 x 3/8in.)

It has the following markings

STERLING stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Woman smoking Matchsafe, ca. 1900; USA; cast and chased silver; H x W x D: 5.7 x 4.3 x 1cm (2 1/4 x 1 11/16 x 3/8in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-1248

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Virtue in Vice and Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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