Match Safe

Match Safe

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Description
Repousse chased, rounded rectangular case with side-hinged lid featuring a putto riding a mythical beast with walrus-like head and serpentine tail on churning waves that wrap around to the opposite side, the rest of which is plain. Strike plate at bottom. Gold washed interior. Collar is struck outside above putto with Gorham trademark (right-facing lion passant in clipped-corner square, anchor in clipped-corner rectangle, and gothic or Old English G in clipped-corner square) next to "COPYRIGHTED" in incuse sans serif letters, and on plain side with a possible date mark to left of "STERLING" and "780" in incuse serif letters.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
match safe
date made
1891 - 1903
ca 1888
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in;.9525 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2138
catalog number
60.2138
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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