This is an antique Japanese match safe with a very well-detailed repousse dragon on front and back in high relief. The Japanese match safes that are well-made and well-detailed are in demand. Every collection should include at least one Japanese vesta. The last few years have seen increased interest in vesta collecting, and as with any collectible one should buy the best quality you can afford. A fine example will always be a thing of pride and value.
Size: 1 3/4 inches tall (4.4 cm).
Condition: Very Good. Slight buckle to lid, dents to bottom corners, scratches commensurate with age.
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