This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Theodore B. Starr. It is dated 1905–15 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 5.1 x 3.7 x 1cm (2 x 1 7/16 x 3/8in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped on bezel: "18K T.B. STARR"
Cite this object as
Matchsafe (USA); Manufactured by Theodore B. Starr ; gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies; H x W x D: 5.1 x 3.7 x 1cm (2 x 1 7/16 x 3/8in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-464-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.