Match Safe

Match Safe

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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.
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Object Name
match safe
date made
1892 - 1893
place made
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in;.635 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.445 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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