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Dish (England), ca. 1752 (CH 18804481)

Dish (England), ca. 1752 (CH 18804481)

Dish with scalloped edges in ovoid; at center, fruit on stems with leaves and insects.

Dish (England), ca. 1752 (CH 18804483)

Dish (England), ca. 1752 (CH 18804483)

Dish with scalloped edges in ovoid; at center, bunch of grapes on stem with leaves and insects.

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404075)

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404075)

Scalloped circular form with brown and aqua foliate scroll. Foliage includes half an orange, a lemon, cherries, and plums.

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404075-2)

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404075-2)

Scalloped circular form with brown and aqua foliate scroll. Foliage includes half an orange, a lemon, cherries, and plums.

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404097)

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404097)

Scalloped circular form with brown and aqua foliate scroll. Foliage includes a pear, plums, kidney beans, and beans in a pod.

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404097-2)

Fruit Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18404097-2)

Scalloped circular form with brown and aqua foliate scroll. Foliage includes a pear, plums, kidney beans, and beans in a pod.

Fruit Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18404089)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18404089)

Scalloped circular form with brown and aqua foliate scroll. Foliage includes a radish, a peach, red and black currants, cucumbers and vines.

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404073)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404073)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center, large and small cucumber and an apple. On marly, three rose hips, a purple long radish, currents and sm... More

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404077)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404077)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center and marly, a variety of fruit.

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404083)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404083)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center, large and small cucumber and an apple. On marly, three rose hips, a purple long radish, currents and sm... More

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404087)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404087)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center, large and small cucumber and an apple. On marly, three rose hips, a purple long radish, currents and sm... More

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404091)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404091)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center, large and small cucumber and an apple. On marly, three rose hips, a purple long radish, currents and sm... More

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404093)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404093)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center, large and small cucumber and an apple. On marly, three rose hips, a purple long radish, currents and sm... More

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404095)

Fruit Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404095)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center, large and small cucumber and an apple. On marly, three rose hips, a purple long radish, currents and sm... More

Handle (England), 1750–1800 (CH 18177941)

Handle (England), 1750–1800 (CH 18177941)

Tapering cylindrical from curved at broad end; decorated with ellipitical panels containing landscapes with birds, with borders and floral ornament in gold on a blue ground. Knife handle

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411447)

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411447)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411447-2)

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411447-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411449)

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411449)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411449-2)

Plate (England), 1753–56 (CH 18411449-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate (England), ca. 1753–56 (CH 18411443)

Plate (England), ca. 1753–56 (CH 18411443)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing two large scalloped leaves and a long stem with a cluster of yellow seed pods. Butterflies and brown line at rim.

Plate (England), ca. 1753–56 (CH 18411443-2)

Plate (England), ca. 1753–56 (CH 18411443-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing two large scalloped leaves and a long stem with a cluster of yellow seed pods. Butterflies and brown line at rim.

Plate (England), ca. 1758–70 (CH 18443943)

Plate (England), ca. 1758–70 (CH 18443943)

A porcelain and enameled plate with three birds perched on green branches.

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411437)

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411437)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration shows flowering branch, a small sprig of blue morning glory, and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411437-2)

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411437-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration shows flowering branch, a small sprig of blue morning glory, and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411441)

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411441)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing curving stem with four large heart-shaped leaves and two purple flowers with star-shaped centers. Insects and brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411441-2)

Plate, 1753–1756 (CH 18411441-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing curving stem with four large heart-shaped leaves and two purple flowers with star-shaped centers. Insects and brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404079)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18404079)

Flat marly springing from scalloped inner rim. Raised, feathered edge, painted brown and green. In center and marly, a variety of fruit.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18411435)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18411435)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration shows cluster of flowers on thick stem. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18411435-2)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18411435-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration shows cluster of flowers on thick stem. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443925)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443925)

Scalloped edge with green feather motif. Fluted cavetto. At center, a tropical bird.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443927)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443927)

Scalloped edge with green feather motif. Fluted cavetto. At center, a tropical bird.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443929)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443929)

Scalloped edge with green feather motif. Fluted cavetto. At center, a tropical bird.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443941)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443941)

Scalloped edge with green feather motif. Fluted cavetto. At center, a tropical bird.

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443945)

Plate, 1753–1758 (CH 18443945)

Scalloped edge with green feather motif. Fluted cavetto. At center, a tropical bird.

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411425)

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411425)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411425-2)

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411425-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411427)

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411427)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411427-2)

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411427-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411431)

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411431)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411431-2)

Plate, 1753–56 (CH 18411431-2)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing flowering plants and insects. Brown line at rim.

Plate, ca. 1753-1756 (CH 18411439)

Plate, ca. 1753-1756 (CH 18411439)

Deep well, marli with wavy rim, turned up. Decoration showing large, ribbed leaves, purple lily-type flowers and three butterflies. Brown line at rim.

"A (Match) For You" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18533143)

"A (Match) For You" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18533143)

Rectangular, rounded sides and corners, featuring word/picture rebus, inscribed in blue enamel "A [Match] For You", a matchstick with red tip substituted for the word "Match". Reverse inscribed "Addie to James"... More

"Assyrian Head" Ladle, 1885–86 (CH 18650223)

"Assyrian Head" Ladle, 1885–86 (CH 18650223)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned male mask at tip; circular bowl, partially fluted.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Server, 1885–86 (CH 18650225)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Server, 1885–86 (CH 18650225)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned female mask at tip; spade-shaped blade with scrolled foliate decoration, partially fluted.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650207)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650207)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650209)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650209)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650211)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650211)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650227)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650227)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" Matchsafe, patented 1899 (CH 18494079)

"Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" Matchsafe, patented 1899 (CH...

Oblong, in the shape of an Elk's tooth, featuring a blue enameled clock dial with Roman numerals and set at 11:00, beneath which is a raised image of an elk's head, above the clock are the letters B.P.O.E., an ... More

"Bermuda" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18494017)

"Bermuda" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18494017)

Oblong, curved sides and corners, featuring polychrome enamel coat-of-arms in dark blue, light blue, rust and white, with 3 ships displayed, framed by raised decorative scroll work and crown above, inscribed "B... More

"Blackpool" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18503271)

"Blackpool" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18503271)

Rectangular, with curved corners, featuring printed decoration of coat-of-arms in black, gold, blue, red, silver, against beige ground, inscribed above "Blackpool" and below, inside banner "Progress"; reverse f... More

"Brownies" Characters Matchsafe, 1894 (CH 18495549)

"Brownies" Characters Matchsafe, 1894 (CH 18495549)

Rectangular, with rounded corners, the front decorated with two enameled images of elfin-like "Brownies" characters, each holding a fishing pole. Both with wide eyes, rosy cheeks, protruding bellies and long, s... More

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495837)

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900...

Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below... More

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495837-2)

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900...

Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below... More

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495837-3)

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900...

Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below... More

"Chloride, Wood Separator" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502757)

"Chloride, Wood Separator" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502757)

Rectangular, curved sides and lid, featuring raised dot decoration on rectangular, instrument-like form with projections on upper right and left. Reverse features raised rectangular shape with two vertical band... More

"Chuck Luck Pocket Match Safe and Dice Box" Matchsafe, patented 1893 (CH 18502729)

"Chuck Luck Pocket Match Safe and Dice Box" Matchsafe, patented 1893 (...

Oblong, with rounded corners, featuring central, raised decoration of two donkey heads, each facing the other, between them is inscription "Three Of A Kind", all framed by twisted ropework. Plain case lid flips... More

"Eddie, Teddie, and Babe" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18496037)

"Eddie, Teddie, and Babe" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18496037)

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring sepia toned photographic image of man in dark suit and bowler hat, seated in white wicker chair, gesturing towards a pair of small, long-haired spaniels at his feet... More

"Full of the D" Matchsafe, copyrighted 1888 (CH 18495867)

"Full of the D" Matchsafe, copyrighted 1888 (CH 18495867)

Rectangular, rounded corners and sides, featuring raised relief of devil poking his head and hand through a jagged or torn edged reserve, inscribed "Full of the D" on upper left of lid, just above his head. Rev... More

"Grand Central Palace Exposition" Matchsafe, 1893–94 (CH 18496237)

"Grand Central Palace Exposition" Matchsafe, 1893–94 (CH 18496237)

Oblong, with rounded and raised decoration at corners, inscribed "Souvenir of Grand Central Palace Exposition 1893 & 1894 New York City," delicate, incised decoration interspersed among text. On reverse is inci... More

"Hemlock - Goodyear Lumber Co." Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493833)

"Hemlock - Goodyear Lumber Co." Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493833)

In the form of a cut or halved log with simulated wood grain, the front inscribed "HEMLOCK." The flat, unadorned, reverse side displays a ruler stamped into the metal on the upper edge, with measurements up to ... More

"Here Is Your Match" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496023)

"Here Is Your Match" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496023)

Rectangular, curved top, bottom, and sides, featuring bulldog's head inside jagged or torn edged reserve, inscribed on lid above "Here is your Match", identical on front and reverse. Lid hinged on side. Striker... More

"I Am W.W. King, Who The (Devil) Are You" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18501911)

"I Am W.W. King, Who The (Devil) Are You" Matchsafe, late 19th century...

Rectangular, rounded sides, featuring word/picture rebus, inscribed "I Am W.W. King, Who The [Devil] Are You", with incised image of devil with pitchfork that appears after "The" and before "Are" in text. Rever... More

"In This You'll Find a Match" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18496481)

"In This You'll Find a Match" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18496481)

In the form of a clenched fist and forearm, the front, or inside of forearm, inscribed "In This You"ll Find A Match," the reverse, outside of forearm, inscribed "Quarter mile run, BAC (partly decipherable monog... More

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635505)

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635505)

Integral construction. Four tapering tines cut at sharp angle at bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635507)

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635507)

Integral construction. Four tapering tines cut at sharp angle at bowl. One outside tine flatter and wider than others to be used as cutting edge. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular ter... More

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635501)

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635501)

Elongated flat blade with rounded end. Waisted shoulder. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635503)

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635503)

Integral construction, flat curved blade with stepped shoulder. Flattened handle of rectangular section with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram, as in 1991-117-1.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635511)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635511)

Integral construction. Round concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635513)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635513)

Integral construction. Oval concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635515)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635515)

Integral construction. Oval concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635517)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635517)

Integral construction. Oval concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213)

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213)

Antique style bust at tip of handle; circular fluted bowl with piercing.

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213-2)

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213-2)

Antique style bust at tip of handle; circular fluted bowl with piercing.

"Modern Woodmen of America" Matchsafe, patented 1904 (CH 18493857)

"Modern Woodmen of America" Matchsafe, patented 1904 (CH 18493857)

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring raised decoration, inscribed in circular reserve "Modern Woodmen of America", the center of which displays a shield with a crossed malet and hatchet and monogram "M... More

"Niagara Falls" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18504009)

"Niagara Falls" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18504009)

Oblong, curved top and bottom, featuring incised inscription "Niagara Falls" across front, framed by decorative branch motifs; reverse features raised decoration of small deer head with antlers. Flower and cart... More

"Old City Gates, St. Augustine, Fla." Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502519)

"Old City Gates, St. Augustine, Fla." Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502519...

Oblong, right side rounded, left side formed to resemble top of alligator's head, upper edge resembling alligator's back, featuring raised decoration of architectural monument, inscribed "Old City Gates, St. Au... More

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18503861) (cropped)

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18...

Oblong, with ornate curved sides, cinched where lid meets box body, featuring raised horizontal decoration depicting large pavillion-like building, inscribed "St. Louis 1904" above architectural rendering, and... More

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18503861)

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18...

Oblong, with ornate curved sides, cinched where lid meets box body, featuring raised horizontal decoration depicting large pavillion-like building, inscribed "St. Louis 1904" above architectural rendering, and... More

"Remember the Maine" Matchsafe, ca. 1898 (CH 18502059)

"Remember the Maine" Matchsafe, ca. 1898 (CH 18502059)

Oblong, rounded corners, with horizontal image of the battleship Maine, above which is inscribed "Remember" and below "The Maine." On reverse is image of the American flag. Lid hinged on left. Striker on bottom.

"Scientific American" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18494751)

"Scientific American" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18494751)

In the form of a rolled and wrapped copy of Scientific American, front of the wrapper enameled with a New York, 1896 postmark and a blue one cent stamp, the reverse enameled with 3 red dots to simulate sealing ... More

"Scribner's Magazine" Matchsafe, 1891 (CH 18494949)

"Scribner's Magazine" Matchsafe, 1891 (CH 18494949)

Rectangular, with beige and black enameled front resembling the cover of a January issue of Scribner's Magazine. The right long side has incised, vertical lines intended to resemble pages. Reverse is undecorate... More

"Smile!" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493811)

"Smile!" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493811)

Rectangular, rounded corners and sides, featuring raised decoration of man in hat, jacket and waistcoat behind waist-high wood fence, 3/4 view in lower left corner of grimacing dog facing the smiling man on opp... More

"Souvenir Atlantic City 1902" Matchsafe, ca. 1902 (CH 18504231)

"Souvenir Atlantic City 1902" Matchsafe, ca. 1902 (CH 18504231)

Rectangular, curved sides, top, and bottom, featuring raised decoration of sail boat on water, inscribed above "Souvenir" and below "Atlantic City, 1902", all framed by c-scrolls and s-scrolls, incised initials... More

"Souvenir of Buffalo, N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18503959)

"Souvenir of Buffalo, N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18503959)

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring raised decoration of rancher on horse in open field with buffalo and mountains in background, rancher has roped a buffalo in foreground, above inscribed "Souvenir o... More

"Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18504217)

"Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 185...

Rectangular, rounded sides and corners, featuring raised decoration of 3 seated monkeys, with hands over mouth, ears, and eyes, inscribed beneath each respectively "Speak No Evil", "See No Evil", "Hear No Evil"... More

"Subway N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18502647)

"Subway N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18502647)

Oblong, rounded corners, curved top, with raised curves and counter curves on perimeter and where lid's bottom edge meets the box body. Central reserve features image of a train inside the Wall Street station ... More

"The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496303)

"The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496...

Rectangular, rounded corners and sides, image/text horizontally orientated, featuring raised decoration of Alamo facade, inscribed "The Alamo, Greetings from San Antonio," identical decoration on reverse. Lid h... More

"The Storm" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503207)

"The Storm" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503207)

Oblong, curved top, bottom and corners, sides slightly indented just above center, featuring raised decoration of running couple in loose, flowing garments, each holding end of billowing cloth above their heads... More

"When Shall We 3 (Asses) Meet Again" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18494575)

"When Shall We 3 (Asses) Meet Again" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH ...

Rectangular, with rounded sides, featuring word/picture rebus, inscribed "When Shall We 3 [Asses] Meet Again", with 2 incised donkeys, substituted for text, facing one another between the number "3" and "Meet".... More

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231)

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231)

Oblong, with upper, lower parts and sides curved, featuring polychrome enamel decoration of gentleman, legs crossed and seated at table, dressed in 17th century costume smoking a clay pipe. He wears pale red 3/... More

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231-2)

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231-2...

Oblong, with upper, lower parts and sides curved, featuring polychrome enamel decoration of gentleman, legs crossed and seated at table, dressed in 17th century costume smoking a clay pipe. He wears pale red 3/... More

1991 Inv. Not Located, Birds and Flowers, ca. 1825–40 (CH 18484389)

1991 Inv. Not Located, Birds and Flowers, ca. 1825–40 (CH 18484389)

Cockatoos and flowers printed in white, pink, red and green on yellow ground