Wax Match Case

Production date
1899-1900
Country
England
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Object detail

Description
Wax match case, silver case featuring engraved formal foliage and a shield with engraved monogramme (CFM). Case has a hinged lid with catch and small loop for chain attachmentThe case is hallmarked Birmingham 1899-1900 Z (enclosed)..
Classification
CH classification PERSONAL EFFECTS Smoking Accessories matchbox
Production date
1899-1900
Production place
Measurements
L 52 x W38 x D10 mm
Media/Materials description
Silver
Signature/Marks
CFM
WHH [enclosed]; Lion passant; anchor [enclosed]; Z [enclosed]
History and use
This silver case for wax matches is hallmarked 1899-1900. It was made in Birmingham by W. H. Haseler jewellers, who operated from 1870 to 1920 and are best known for their creative partnership with trend-setting London retailers Liberty & Co.

The case features engraved formal foliage and a shield engraved with the monogramme ‘CFM’. The case has a hinged lid and a loop for a chain attachment. The match case is part of the Marks collection of objects, donated to the Queensland Museum by Dr E N Marks. It would have belonged to Charles Ferdinard Marks M.D., the donor's grandfather. The Marks were a prominent Brisbane family who made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H15437

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