This is a 1897 match safe with an elaborate scroll & floral design, both sides the same. The bezel is marked "Sterling", "1290", the date mark for 1897 and the maker's mark for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI. The interior is gold gilded. Its approximately 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches with a deep "V" striker to the bottom. Excellent condition with a strong lid spring, has a couple of small dings. The match safe is a solid piece weighing 1.2 ounces with a satin finish.
Scroll & floral edge design match safe, sterling by Gorham Mfg. Co., 1897