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Fishing motif Matchsafe, patented 1871

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated patented 1871 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is silver, brass, copper. 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

6.4 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm (2 1/2 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

PAT. JAN.3.71 stamped on bezel.

Cite this object as

Fishing motif Matchsafe, patented 1871; USA; silver, brass, copper; 6.4 x 3.3 x 1.3 cm (2 1/2 x 1 5/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-488

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Frederic Church, Winslow Homer & Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape.

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