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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Khecheong, Chinese, active ca. 1840–70

Tinder box

1840–70

Silver, steel

3/8 × 1 9/16 × 1 3/8 in. (0.95 × 3.97 × 3.49 cm, 27 g)
Gift of John D. Kernan
1969.35.20
Geography: 
Made in China
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

James Robinson, New York

Bibliography: 

H. A. Crosby Forbes, John Devereux Kernan, and Ruth S. Wilkins, Chinese Export Silver, 1785 to 1885 (Milton, MA: Museum of the American China Trade, Milton, Massachusetts, 1975), 115, 234, no. 107, fig. 197.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.