Toothpick / match holder urn from Lyons Hall

  • Image for Toothpick / match holder urn from Lyons Hall
  • Image for Toothpick / match holder urn from Lyons Hall
  • Image for Toothpick / match holder urn from Lyons Hall
3 images
Manufactured by
Empire Craft Corporation, American, 1930 - 1950
Owned by
Lyons, Louis Daniels, American, 1873 - 1944
Medium
silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (7 × 7 × 7 cm)
Type
urns
Place used
Austin, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
1930-1950
Description
This is a small urn with a wide rim. The rim has a raised rope pattern. The urn body narrows near the middle, with the middle portion bulges out in a narrow ring. Below the ring is a tapered base, wider at the bottom. The bottom of the urn has series of concentric rings with etched text in the center that reads "Empire/ STERLING/ WEIGHTED/ 52."
Topic
African American
Business
Communities
Cooking and dining
Domestic life
Families
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Carrington/Lyons Collection
Object number
2015.257.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.