POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900

This is a very well-detailed figural match safe (vesta) of Pope Pius IX. I was particularly impressed by his smile and his kind expression. The figural vestas can be a category of collectibles by themselves. Collecting mach safes is becoming more and more popular. One can find vestas in all price categories; from very reasonable to more expensive gold, and some decorated with precious stones. This has a hinged lid that works very well, and a match strike to the bottom.

Country of Origin: United States.

Manufacturer: Howard Sterling Co., Providence, Rhode Island.

Circa 1900.

Marks: (shamrock), "STERLING"

Size: 2 1/2 inches high (6.4 cm)

Weight: 1.3 ounces

Condition: Minor surface scratching. Good to Very Good Condition.

Item ID: A5960


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POPE PIUS IX - Sterling Silver Howard Figural Match Safe, Circa 1900

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