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Matchbox with Lid

1952.161AB (RS240794)

Description

Parian match box and lid with the face of General Butler in bas relief on all four sides and a hat in relief on the lid. British Registry mark indicating: clayware, October 24, 1874, and 3 items included in the registration.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1874
Inscriptions
"Copyrighted J.McD & S. Boston" (Molded)
"Contraband of war set them at work" (Molded)
"A match for anyone" (Molded)
Material
parian (porcelain)
Object type
Temperature Control Equipment; Firemaking Equipment
Descriptive terms
boxes (containers)
Matchbox
parian (porcelain)
Unidentified Ceramic
Dimensions
4 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1952.161AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Margaret H. Jewell
GUSN
45418

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