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1910

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

  • We acquired this object.

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Matchsafe (England)

This is a matchsafe. It was made by Frank Hyams Company. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is nephrite, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

  • Cigarette Case
  • agate, enamel, nephrite, carved coral, carved rubies, rose-cut diamonds,....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.4

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.7 x 5.6 x 1cm (2 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 3/8in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on underside of lid's gold surround: "FRANK HYAMS CO 128 NEW BOND ST W"

Cite this object as

Matchsafe (England); Made by Frank Hyams Company ; nephrite, gold; H x W x D: 5.7 x 5.6 x 1cm (2 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 3/8in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-461

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