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1901

  • Work on this object began.

1921

  • Work on this object ended.

1980

  • We acquired this object.

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Advertisement for the "White Star Line, R.M.S. Olympia" Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1911 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is plated tin, enamel. 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.

  • Bandbox And Lid, Gallipoli
  • block-printed on handmade paper, pasteboard support.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1913-17-13-a,b

Its dimensions are

6.3 x 4.3 x 1 cm (2 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

See description.

Cite this object as

Advertisement for the "White Star Line, R.M.S. Olympia" Matchsafe; probably England; plated tin, enamel; 6.3 x 4.3 x 1 cm (2 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-1382

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