Cigars Banded Together Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by William Neale & Sons. It is dated 1891–92 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is cast and engraved silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
4.3 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm (1 11/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in. )
It has the following markings
W.N, anchor, date letter "r", lion passant all stamped on bezel. B stamped on reverse bezel. Lion passant, date letter "r" stamped on underside of lid.
Cite this object as
Cigars Banded Together Matchsafe; Manufactured by William Neale & Sons ; England; cast and engraved silver; 4.3 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm (1 11/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-241
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.