This is a lovely antique Edwardian E.A.M. nickel silver match safe / vesta / chatelaine in good condition.
The match safe measures approximately 2 3/4 inches in length by 1 7/8 inches, not including the clasp and chain. The numium chain is approximately 14 inches in length. The engraved rectangular panel links are alternating, one silver/ two gold for the length of the chain. The spring ring connecting the vesta to the chain has lost it's interior spring and does not fully close.
This piece has a blank rectangular shaped cartouche for engraving and a lovely engraved floral border. The inside of the case is gold washed and hallmarked with the "E.A.M." hallmark and arrow, as well as "Made In USA" and the patent number 175090.
The match safe has dents & dings, but no rust or corrosion, and is in good condition for it's age. It opens and closes firmly.
This would make a fantastic gift idea for the collector of antique tobacciana items.
Marked "numium" on the swivel clip.
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