Playing Cards Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd. It is dated 1885–86 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
2.4 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm (15/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/16 in. )
It has the following markings
CS, FS, lion passant, leopard's head, date letter "K", duty mark, are all stamped on front panel. CS, FS lion passant, date letter "K" are stamped on underside of lid.
Cite this object as
Playing Cards Matchsafe; Manufactured by Cornelius Saunders & Frank Shepherd ; England; silver, enamel; 2.4 x 4.6 x 1.1 cm (15/16 x 1 13/16 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-228