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1903

  • Work on this object began.

1904

  • Work on this object ended.

1982

  • We acquired this object.

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Harem Scene Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by John William Barrett. It is dated 1903–04 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is gold, enamel. 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

5 x 4.3 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

JWB, crown, 18, anchor, date letter "d", all stamped on bezel; crown, 18 stamped on interior of lid; partial marks on link.

Cite this object as

Harem Scene Matchsafe; Manufactured by John William Barrett ; England; gold, enamel; 5 x 4.3 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-854

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