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Hunting Scene Matchsafe, 1888–89

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by George Heath & Co.. It is dated 1888–89 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. 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.

  • Dish, ca. 1775
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2017-20-1

Its dimensions are

3.8 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm (1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

G.H, lion passant, leopard's head, date letter "N", and partially illegible mark (possibly duty mark) are all stamped on bezel. GH, Lion passant, and date letter "N" also stamped on underside of lid.

Cite this object as

Hunting Scene Matchsafe, 1888–89; Manufactured by George Heath & Co. ; England; silver, enamel; 3.8 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm (1 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-165

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