Matchbook Cover


Matchbook cover with a small, oval, bezel-set turquoise cabochon surrounded by four repousse ovals and four pairs of stamped ovals on its hinged front; two, vertically-stacked, stamped diamonds are on back. Front pivots on thin pin and clasps shut at top. Bottom inside of back is struck incuse "UI(upward-pointing arrowhead)A6".

Date Made: 1925

Maker: Navajo

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Mexico

Subject Association: Tourist trade


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.3112.03ACatalog Number: 1991.3112.03ANonaccession Number: 1991.3112

Object Name: cover, matchbook

Physical Description: silver (overall material)turquoise (overall material)stamped and embossed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 5.715 cm x 4.1275 cm


Record Id: nmah_1142520

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