"A [Match] For You At Any Time" Matchsafe
This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company. It is dated 1886–87 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is silver, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
It has the following markings
S.M, lion passant, London town mark, date letter "L", duty mark, all stamped on bezel. S.M , lion passant, date letter "L", stamped on underside of lid.
Cite this object as
"A [Match] For You At Any Time" Matchsafe; Manufactured by Sampson Mordan & Company ; England; silver, enamel; Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1982-23-54