This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1890 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
5.2 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm (2 1/16 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. )
It has the following markings
Illegible marks, GORHAM, and another illegible mark, all stamped on bezel, 98 stamped on interior at front and back.
Cite this object as
Toad Matchsafe; Manufactured by Gorham Manufacturing Company (United States); USA; silver; 5.2 x 3.4 x 1.5 cm (2 1/16 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-138