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Matchbox

Matchbox

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Description
Silver-gilt or vermeil and cloisonne enamel, rectangular box featuring symmetrical, twisted wirework designs in opaque white and translucent blue, green, red and purple, including two, large, outward-facing C scrolls on the friction-fit, hinged lid and paired S scrolls forming heart-shaped motifs on all four sides of box. Semicircular tab at front center of lid to open. Inside lid is struck with "ИЗ" ("IZ") in raised Cyrillic letters in a rectangle next to a small, circular, intaglio kokoshnik or assay mark containing a left-facing profile of a woman in headwrap and "ИЛ" ("IL") at right. Bottom underside has same maker's mark and a larger, horizontal oval, intaglio, left-facing kokoshnik or assay mark with "84" at left.
Maker is Ivan Zakharov (Иван Захаров), Moscow, active c. 1856-1896. Assayer is Ivan Sergeyevich Lebedkin (Иван Сергеевич Лебедкин), Moscow, 1898-1914.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
matchbox
date made
1896 - 1914
ca 1900
place made
Russia: Moskva, Moscow
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt finish material)
enamel (decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1858
catalog number
60.1858
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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