Heart with Attached Chain and Pin

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Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
In the form of a heart, featuring intricate, all-over incised decoration of swirling scroll forms, flowers and foliage. Small central reserve inscribed "Etta". Identical reverse reserve inscribed "1898". Long chain attached to links on lid, pin attched to top of chain. Lid hinged on side, thumb catch on opposite side. Striker in recessed groove on lower right side of box.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Medium
Silver
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
manufactured in
Birmingham, England
1897–98
Type
containers
Decorative Arts
Object Name
Matchsafe
Type
Matchsafe
Accession Number
1980-14-1385