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Bamboo Leaves Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. 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.

  • Knife (USA)
  • cast and chased.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 1996-81-5

Its dimensions are

5.3 x 3.2 x 1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Maker's mark (MK), unidentified Chinese characters.

Cite this object as

Bamboo Leaves Matchsafe; China; silver; 5.3 x 3.2 x 1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-870

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