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Transparent Glass Matchsafe

This is a Matchsafe. It was possibly by Edwin Henry Watts and retailed by Asprey & Son Co.. We acquired it in 1980. Its medium is gold, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

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Transparent Glass Matchsafe; Possibly by Edwin Henry Watts ; England; gold, glass; 1980-14-202

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