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Figural Match Safe or Vesta,Moon Face, "Go to Bed"
What a fabulous and rare Antique Match Safe or "Vesta"...a Grinnin Crescent Moon Man, who is also a "Go to Bed"...and retains the original very very petite Matches!! Produced during the Victorian Period when figural Match Safes were called Vestas, and very popular among the Gents...
The size is approx. 2" long, in brass with Glass Red eyes, with the Striker on the back...the Patina and condition is excellent, with just a little glue residue overflow when the loose glass right eye had been reattached sometime in the past.
The "Go to Bed" feature is rare but found in some Figural Vestas..there is a small hole in his Mouth to support a lit Match and give you just enough light to go up the stairs and light your kerosene lantern next to your Bed.
A rare Vesta for your collection....please peek at the other "Figural Match Safes" I am listing....
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