This is a c. 1896 hidden photo match safe, both side have a floral design with large center cartouche areas. The front panel is hinged at the bottom and opens to reveal the hidden photo compartment. The edge above the photo is marked "Pat. March 31, 1896" referring to patent #557,101, and "Sterling", "158" and the maker's mark for Battin & Co., Newark, NJ. The interior is gold gilded. The match safe is 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches with a striker to the bottom. Excellent condition with a strong lid spring, has some minor dings on the back side.

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5701
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Antique

Match Safes A Specialty

Hidden photo match safe, floral motif, sterling by Battin & Co. c. 1896

$169

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