This is an elegantly and deeply embossed sterling match safe or vesta with a cartouche monogrammed with 'JS'. The swirling design surrounding the cartouche is lovely and the overall patina is truly wonderful. The top snaps closed very securely and the match strike is unworn. A wonderful and attractive piece for display and to add to a collection.
Condition is excellent.
I cannot identify find a maker's mark but it is stamped Sterling and I would imagine that this piece is from the early 1900's. Please note that the first primary photo has been so highly magnified that it makes the silver look pitted. This is not the case as can be seen in photo #2.
Measures 2 1/2" long x 1 3/8" wide x 3/8" deep. Weight is 19g