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Maker:
Robert Friederich  Search this
Medium:
Silver, enamel
Dimensions:
5.2 x 4.5 x 1 cm (2 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 3/8 in. )
Type:
containers
Decorative Arts
Matchsafe
Object Name:
Matchsafe
Made in:
Pforzheim, Germany, with London import marks
Date:
1904–05
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring enamel portrait of woman with brown eyes and brown hair facing right, head turned towards viewer. Hair is parted down the center, pulled up and back, over her ears. She wears tan and green striped dress with billowing white undergarment that falls off her bare shoulders and over her arms. Her right arm is folded against her chest, right hand resting just below the neck; left arm is folded across her right arm. Background is dark green. Reverse undecorated. Two links attached to left side of box. Lid hinged on left. Striker on bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1978-146-351
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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/kq4e3f9fd84-45ed-4a25-81c1-0c8d52916a5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1978-146-351