Matchbox with Lid

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1874

GUSN

GUSN-45418

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

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
parian (porcelain)
Matchbox
Unidentified Ceramic
Matchbox

Inscription

"Copyrighted J.McD & S. Boston" (Molded)
"Contraband of war set them at work" (Molded)
"A match for anyone" (Molded)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret H. Jewell

Accession Number

1952.161AB