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1910

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1980

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Cowboy and Lasso Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Shreve & Co.. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is gold. 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

6 x 3.7 x .8 cm (2 3/8 x 1 7/16 x 5/16 in. )

It has the following markings

SHREVE & CO. 14K stamped on bezel.

It is inscribed

"R.G.P. Jr."

Cite this object as

Cowboy and Lasso Matchsafe; Manufactured by Shreve & Co. ; USA; gold; 6 x 3.7 x .8 cm (2 3/8 x 1 7/16 x 5/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-191

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