Match Safe


Souvenir matchsafe commemorating the World's Columbian Exposition in the shape of a flattened egg broken at its tip with strike plate at bottom. Repousse chased case with side-hinged lid has "COLUMBUS' / EGG" on one side (hinge at right) above a view of the Nina under the date "1492"; the other side has "SOUVENIR / 1893" on lid and an empty, asymmetrical, beaded C-scroll reserve below. Collar outside is struck above Nina "STERLING" in incuse sans serif letters. No other marks.

Date Made: 1892 - 1893

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.60.2150Catalog Number: 60.2150Accession Number: 200122

Object Name: match safe

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; .635 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_315733

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