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1908

  • Work on this object began.

1909

  • Work on this object ended.

1982

  • We acquired this object.

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Fish with Glass Eye Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated 1908–09 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver. 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.

  • Vanity Case, Koi
  • enamel, cabochon rubies, rose-cut diamonds, mount of 18-karat gold, mirrored....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.10

Its dimensions are

3.3 x 8.8 x 1.4 cm (1 5/16 x 3 7/16 x 9/16 in. )

It has the following markings

925, London import mark both stamped on head, ETB (unidentified retailer's mark?), London import mark, 925, date letter "n" stamped on gill. 930 stamped on tail.

Cite this object as

Fish with Glass Eye Matchsafe; silver; 3.3 x 8.8 x 1.4 cm (1 5/16 x 3 7/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-1116

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