Match case

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Title:
Match case
Date: 
ca. 1932
Medium: 
Platinum
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 6 x 4.1 x 1 cm ) Silver Weight: 1 oz (troy) 7 dwt (42 g)
Date End: 
1 932
Description: 
Seamed platinum match case; rectangular body with a rounded base; hinge divides the base in half; spring-loaded oval button in the top center opens the case; interior center engraved with the Von Kienbusch family arms, shield with a vert fess across the center between nine pierced mullets, two in chief and four over three in base, shield surmounted by an armor helmet and a man in Colonial dress with a gun in bend behind, shield surrounded by foliate scrolls; makers' marks stamped on the button mechanism.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Robert Hershey
Object Number: 
1975.34b
Gallery Label: 
This match case was given to Mr. C. Otto von Kienbusch by his wife. It was later given to the donor by Mr. Kienbusch.
Date Begin: 
1932
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group