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Maker:
Whiting Manufacturing Company, 1866 – 1926  Search this
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7.6 x 4.5 x 2.2cm (3 x 1 3/4 x 7/8in.)
Type:
containers
Decorative Arts
Matchsafe
Object Name:
Matchsafe
Made in:
Newark, New York, USA
Date:
ca. 1900
Description:
Oblong, with asymmetrical curved sides and corners, featuring abstract snail motifs, one snail with antennae on lower left corner, has attached wavy tendrils that move up case body. Second snail coiled at front end of lid, has several wavy tendrils that extend toward hinge side. Upper parts of case has mottled, hammered surface. Ornament identical on reverse. Lid hinged on side. Striker on bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1978-146-1364
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq420d1de8f-8b63-4958-9aca-c5f8ccbe375f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1978-146-1364