17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Reed & Barton. It is dated ca. 1900 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
6.7 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. )
It has the following markings
Unidentified mark, possibly a bird or griffin, R in shield, lion passant, STERLING 35 all stamped on bezel. 4 K is stamped on reverse bezel.
Cite this object as
17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe; Manufactured by Reed & Barton (United States); USA; silver, enamel; 6.7 x 3.1 x 1.3 cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-406