Match Safe

Match Safe

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Small, rounded rectangular case with side-hinged lid featuring continuous, vertical, repousse fluting with leafy volutes around case and spiral, volute-ended fluting or lobes across lid and case bottom. Notched strike plate at bottom. Gold washed interior. Collar outside is struck incuse on one side (hinge at right) with Gorham trademark (right-facing lion passant in clipped-corner square, anchor in shield, and gothic or Old English "G" in clipped-corner square) and "STERLING" in serif letters, and on opposite side with date mark of a waxing crescent moon and "1075".
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Object Name
match safe
date made
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in;.9525 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.8575 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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