This is a very special and rare match safe. The enamel depicts a lady holding an epee in a lovely landscape. The reverse is monogrammed OLM. Hinged lid and match strike to bottom. The most discriminating and sophisticated match safe collector will love this. It would be the pride of many collections.
Maker: Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island
Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, 845, (1892)
Size: 2-3/8 inches high (6.0 cm)
Weight: 1.4 ounces (gross)
Illustrated: Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 61.
Condition: Minor surface scratching, minor scratching and pitting to enamel.
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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