Vestas are of special interest to me. They are increasingly being collected for their workmanship and their increasing rarity, as well as some having some intrinsic value for the material from which they are made, e. g. sterling silver. This match safe has scroll and foliate border in silver against silver gilt ground. The front has a bezel set pink hardstone. It has a hinged lid and match strike to bottom. It is quite beautiful.
Manufacturer: Wm. B. Kerr & Co., Newark, New Jersey.
Marks: (fasces), 14
Size: 2-1/2 inches long (6.4 cm)
Weight: .90 ounce (gross)
Condition: Minor surface scratching, losses to gilding. The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
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