This is an early 1900 vintage sterling silver, match safe/vesta with a fantastic full figured Art Nouveau Nude Lady with flowing tresses as she jogs.
The same beautiful scene shows on both sides of match safe with a central, Art Nouveau style lady with flowing tresses which is surrounded by highly embossed and crisply detailed swags! The striker is on the base. The overall detail is just incredible!
The Match safe mechanism opens easily and closes smoothly and securely.
The Sterling Silver Match Safe is stamped on the inner rim of match safe: Sterling.
The photographs do not do just to this incredible and heavily embossed piece...and- it is much nicer in real life!
The Match Safe is in very good condition and is without damage and shows extremely well. I cannot find a ding on the piece. She does have some minor dirt in the crevices but a professional cleaning, which I would recommend, can easily remove this.
This beauty will make a great gift idea for the match safe collector! A beautiful and RARE match safe in exceptional condition! Guaranteed antique. Measuring approximately 2 5/8 inches in length by 1 1/2 inches in width.
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