This is a rare 1887 figural match safe in the image of King Richard. One side has complete Birmingham 1887 hallmarks for Samuel Basnett and the other side is marked "Rd No 1212 Patent" plus Samuel Basnett maker's mark. This patent is for the pivoting opening. The bottom is stamped
Rd No. 95,195. This patent covers the King Richard design. The safe is approximately 2 x 1 5/8 inches with a striker to the bottom. Excellent condition with crisp detail.
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