This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by T. Johnson. It is dated ca. 1881 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated brass, celluloid, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
5.9 x 4.9 x 1.4 cm (2 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 9/16 in. )
It has the following markings
Cite this object as
Turtle Matchsafe; Manufactured by T. Johnson ; England; plated brass, celluloid, enamel; 5.9 x 4.9 x 1.4 cm (2 5/16 x 1 15/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-128