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Object Timeline

1926

  • Work on this object began.

1927

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

  • We acquired this object.

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in Art Deco Style with Floral Motif Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated 1926–27 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is gold, enamel, diamonds. 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.

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Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

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Its dimensions are

3 x 4.6 x 1.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

Importer's mark (GS) ?, gothic "L" date letter (1926-27), import mark for 18ct. gold (used from 1904-62), London import mark (sign of the constellation Leo, used from 1906 on) are all stamped in this order on left side bezel. A diamond shape impression with an illegible symbol is on front bezel (possibly French mark). Import mark for 18ct. gold stamped on left side. An eagle's head is stamped on right side (French mark, possibly for Paris).

It is inscribed

"Betty Macmillan, 10 Chesam Place" is inscribed on underside of lid.

Cite this object as

in Art Deco Style with Floral Motif Matchsafe; gold, enamel, diamonds; 3 x 4.6 x 1.8 cm (1 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-37

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