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Catalog Data

Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
7 x 3 x 1.6 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 5/8 in. )
Type:
containers
Decorative Arts
Matchsafe
Object Name:
Matchsafe
Manufactured in:
USA
Date:
late 19th century
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
In the shape of a folded man's shirt, with incised checkerboard-patterned weave, cuffs and bib, 3 raised buttons on front, smiling child's head peering out from opening at collar. Reverse inscribed "New York Clothing House, 102 & 104 Baltimore St., Baltimore." Upper curved section swings open to reveal match compartment. Textured surface on bottom possibly intended as striker.
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1982-23-1241
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/kq4343e7355-caa0-4533-a7d8-c9b3b2f4649f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1982-23-1241