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Boot Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver, niello, gilding. 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.

  • Brooch
  • gold, niello, enamel.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-117

Its dimensions are

6 x 6 x 2.3 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 7/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Underside of lid

Cite this object as

Boot Matchsafe; silver, niello, gilding; 6 x 6 x 2.3 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 7/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-214

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