Vintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with GargoyleVintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with GargoyleVintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with GargoyleVintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with GargoyleVintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with GargoyleVintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with GargoyleVintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with Gargoyle

This little silver container was used by a gentleman to carry his matches; he could tuck it conveniently into his vest pocket. These containers, called "vestas" or "match safes," were popular around the turn of the twentieth century. This one has a fancy repousse late Victorian design that includes a gargoyle. One side of the safe is monogrammed "WLW" in script. The safe is marked "sterling" inside the lip. There is no maker's mark. The bottom of the safe has an indented, textured area for striking the match. This piece measures 2 1/2" long, 1 5/8" wide, and 1/2" thick. It is in excellent original condition with no dents or other flaws. It weighs 24.1 grams. Keep it on your fireplace mantel with matches for lighting a fire.

ITEM ID
419C
ITEM TYPE
Antique
PURPOSE
Match Safes
COLOR
Silver
STYLE
Art Nouveau, Victorian
AGE
Late 19th Century
ORIGIN
United States • American

Vintage Sterling Silver Vesta Match Container Safe with Gargoyle

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