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Asian Female with Parasol Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It was made by Bristol Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1895 and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is metal alloy. 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

6.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

SILVEROIN stamped on front and reverse bezel.

Cite this object as

Asian Female with Parasol Matchsafe; Made by Bristol Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; metal alloy; 6.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (2 7/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1980-14-69

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