Matchbox Holder


Rectangular, three-sided case or holder with a repousse six-petaled flower flanked by pairs of leaves, all against a planished or spot-hammered ground. Made from one piece bent into a U shape. No marks.

One of six holders, DL*60.2129A-E and DL*60.2130; all have pairs of leaves except for DL*60.2129E, which has sets of three leaves. Matchbook holder DL*60.2127 is identical, but slightly smaller.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2129ACatalog Number: 60.2129AAccession Number: 200122

Object Name: holder, matchbox

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.905 cm x 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm


Record Id: nmah_315714

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