Toothpick / match holder urn from Lyons Hall

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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
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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