The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Matchbook Cover

Matchbook Cover

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
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".
Currently not on view
Object Name
cover, matchbook
Date made
place made
United States: New Mexico
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
turquoise (overall material)
stamped and embossed (overall production method/technique)
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
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Tourist Trade
Tourist Trade
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object