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This is a c. 1900 match safe featuring a cockatrice motif on both sides. The bezel is marked "Sterling" plus the F.S. Gilbert, North Attleboro, MA maker's mark. Its approximately 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches with a striker to the bottom. Excellent condition with a strong lid spring. A cockatrice is a mythical beast, essentially a two-legged dragon or serpent-like creature with a rooster's head.
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Cockatrice/serpent motif match safe, sterling by F. S. Gilbert, c. 1900
$175 USD SALE PENDING
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