This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company. It is dated 1891–92 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
5.6 x 3 x .9 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in. )
It has the following markings
S. M. & Co, lion passant, date letter "Q" all stamped on underside of lid; S. M. & Co, lion passant, leopard's head, date letter "Q" all stamped on right side panel of box.
Cite this object as
Golfer Matchsafe; Manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company ; England; silver, enamel; 5.6 x 3 x .9 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-168