Tinder box

Object Number: 
1946.110a-i
Date: 
20th century
Medium: 
Sheet brass, lacquer
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 12.1 cm ) Part (iron striking metal): 2 7/8 x 1 x 3/8 in. (7.3 x 2.5 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Round hammered copper box with flat circular base and rolled edge with molded inset lid with rolled rim and brass urn with acorn top finial; contents include six pieces of flint, one iron striking metal with two finger loops.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marguerite Weidenman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group