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Match safes (vestas) are becoming a very popular collectible. One can find truly beautiful and artistic creations. There are affordable ones that are great to start with, or to get a loved one involved. Of course, there are match safes that are solid gold, are embellished with precious stones, and have interesting shapes and..... well, you can find something for everybody and practically every budget. I do warn you that it can become habit forming! Especially easy since they take up very little room!
This is an exceptionally beautiful safe with lovely repousse foliate scroll decoration. A very fine piece for any collection.
Manufacturer: George W. Shiebler & Co., New York, New York.
Marks: (winged S), STERLING, 2938.
Size: 2 5/8 inches high (6.7 cm) Weight: 0.8 ounce
Condition: Minor surface scratching
Description: The shaped match safe with repoussé foliate scroll decoration, hinged lid, match strike to bottom.
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Shiebler Silver Match Safe (Vesta) - Exquisite Repousse Foliate Scroll - circa 1890
$500 USD SOLD
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