This is a c. 1898 match safe featuring an image of Cupid with Butterfly based on a painting by the famous French Academic painter William Bouguereau on one side. The reverse has an edge design with cherubs and a center cartouche with a monogram. The bezel is marked "Sterling", "B1305" plus the maker's mark for Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI. The interior is gold gilded. Its approximately 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches with a striker the bottom. Excellent condition with a strong lid spring, has a couple of small corner bruises. Its a sturdy match safe weighing 1.2 ounces.
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