Match safes are fascinating and extremely collectible. At this point, we can still find quality specimens at affordable prices (especially with our very lenient interest-free layaway!). This is an extremely beautiful antique which can be used as a small pill case or to carry a small photo of a loved one.
Maker: Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island.
Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, 645, (1888)
Size: 1-7/8 inches high (4.8 cm).
Weight: 0.8 ounce.
Condition: Minor surface scratching, minor denting to edges and corners.
Illustrated: Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 56.
Description: The match safe with swirled rib and stylized floral decoration, hinged lid with bale to top, match strike to bottom.
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