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Sterling Antique Match Safe (Vesta) With Repoussé Sea Horse And Wave Decoration, Circa 1900
Match safes are such a fascinating collectible. So many are historical, some with a theme, some very fanciful, and some just gorgeous. This falls into the last two categories. Truly a beautiful piece as well as quite fanciful with a sea horse depicted as a real horse with a fish tail.
Maker: Unknown American Maker.
Marks: STERLING, 925/1000
Size: 3 inches high.
Weight: 0.9 ounce
Description: Shaped match safe with repoussé sea horse and wave decoration, monogrammed to the front B, gilt interior, hinged lid, match strike to bottom.
Condition: Minor surface scratching, minor dent to corners, losses to gilding.
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