Transparent Glass Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was possibly by Edwin Henry Watts and retailed by Asprey & Son Co.. It is dated 1915–16 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is gold, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
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Its dimensions are
3.5 x 4.5 x 1.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in. )
It has the following markings
E.H.W., 9 in diamond adjacent to .375(stamp for 9ct. gold), date letter "u", leopard's head, ASPREY LONDON, all stamped on interior bezel. 9 in diamond, .375 and date letter "u" also stamped on exterior side.
Cite this object as
Transparent Glass Matchsafe; Possibly by Edwin Henry Watts ; England; gold, glass; 3.5 x 4.5 x 1.4 cm (1 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-202