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Huntley & Palmers "Albert" Biscuit Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is brass. 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

5.1 x 5.1 x 1.8 cm (2 x 2 x 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

"MADE IN VIENNA" stamped on reverse of box near bottom.

Cite this object as

Huntley & Palmers "Albert" Biscuit Matchsafe; Austria; brass; 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.8 cm (2 x 2 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-17

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