Collecting match safes is becoming more and more popular. They are all interesting and some are quite beautiful. This particular vesta has a repousse decoration of a woman smoking a cigarette on one side, done very nicely. The reverse is dated, 1903, with three initials. This is made from fine sterling silver, 925. It has a hinged lid, and match strike to bottom.
The shaped match safe with repoussé decoration of a woman lighting a cigarette, inscribed to the reverse C.T.H., 1903,
Country of Origin: United States.
Manufacturer: Unger Bros., Newark, New Jersey
Marks: UB (conjoined), "STERLING 925 FINE"
Size: 2 3/8 inches high (6.0 cm)
Weight: 0.9 ounce.
Condition: Minor surface scratching
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