Match Holder

Object Number: 
2002.1.407
Date: 
1894
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
2 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.
Description: 
This gray metal egg was once painted silver. The egg opens on hinges at the top to hold matches and the bottom section has a relief of a man holding a cane and is embossed "Peter F. Bailey/ in a/ Country Sport/ Bijou Theatre N.Y./ 100th Performance/ March 19th 1894". The match striker is on the base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group