ITEM: Repousse Matchbox Cover.
COMPOSITION: Sterling silver.
CONDITION: Estate Item, excellent
WEIGHT: 19.7 Grams
MEASUREMENT: 1-3/4" X 1-1/8" X 1/2".
MARKS: S. KIRK & SON Sterling 90F.
COMMENTS: This match box cover with highly ornate floral repousse by S. Kirk & Son has a beautiful rich patina. No Monogram. Holds a standard size match box.
Baltimore's prominent silverware manufacturing company, Samuel Kirk & Son, began in 1815 when Philadelphia-trained Samuel Kirk finished his apprenticeship under James Howell and moved to Baltimore Maryland. Kirk introduced to America the repousse treatment for silver around 1846.