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1923

  • Work on this object began.

1924

  • Work on this object ended.

1978

  • We acquired this object.

1999

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2021

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Rolls Royce Radiator Grille Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated 1923–24 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. 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.

Its dimensions are

4.9 x 3.8 x 1 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

An anchor, lion passant, and date letter ("y") are stamped on bezel. The lion passant and date letter ("y") are also stamped on inside of lid.

Cite this object as

Rolls Royce Radiator Grille Matchsafe; England; silver, enamel; 4.9 x 3.8 x 1 cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-98

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