Match Safe

Match Safe

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Slim, rounded rectangular case with side-hinged lid featuring low-relief stamped decoration of a rampant lion facing right and holding an empty scroll on one side and a large, leafy volute across the other. Strike plate at bottom. Gold washed interior. Collar is struck inside "STERLING" in incuse sans serif letters next to trademark "B" pierced by a right-facing sword and "848".
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Object Name
match safe
date made
1862 - 1900
place made
United States: Massachusetts, North Attleboro
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
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
catalog number
accession number
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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