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Cicada Matchsafe, late 19th century

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is plated metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

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Its dimensions are

6.5 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm (2 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

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Cicada Matchsafe, late 19th century; probably Japan; plated metal; 6.5 x 4.8 x 1.7 cm (2 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1311

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