Match Safe


Repousse chased, wavy-sided, rectangular case with side-hinged lid. One side (hinge at left) features an asymmetrical, Nouveau-style design of streamers issuing from five-petaled flowers engulfing the head of a woman, while the opposite side has symmetrical C scrolls framing an empty raised central reserve. Convex strike plate at bottom. Gold washed interior. "STERLING" is struck in incuse sans serif letters within top right C scroll. No other marks.

Date Made: early 20th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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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.60.2144Catalog Number: 60.2144Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: match safe

Physical Description: silver (overall material)gold (interior wash material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in; .9525 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_315727

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