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With Lion on Tambour-Style Opening Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is ivory, wood, canvas, brass. 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.

Its dimensions are

3.7 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

With Lion on Tambour-Style Opening Matchsafe; ivory, wood, canvas, brass; 3.7 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1345

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