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"Prince Charlie" Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It was manufactured by William & Andrew Smith. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is wood, printed paper, ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

5.6 x 3 x 1.2 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Possible maker's mark stamped in gold on middle center of box, just above lower edge of lid; "Prince Charlie" stamped in gold on middle center of box, just below upper edge of box body.

Cite this object as

"Prince Charlie" Matchsafe, late 19th century; Manufactured by William & Andrew Smith ; wood, printed paper, ivory; 5.6 x 3 x 1.2 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-308

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