Tiffany & Company sterling silver combination whistle and vesta case (or match safe) in its original presentation box.
The sterling silver satin finished whistle having two decorative laurel motif bands along with a ring for attaching a fob or pocket chain. A hinged end cap opens to reveal its vesta case compartment.
Approximately 2.625 long x .688 diameter. Inside vesta cap impressed mark, "Tiffany & Co." "4141M 5295" and "Sterling Silver". Carries presentation inscription and date of 1916. Presentation box in green and black leather has green satin lining.
Box has gilt impressed mark, "Tiffany & Co." and "Union Square". This refers to Tiffany & Company's original location. The building with a cast iron facade designed by John Kellum located at 15 Union Square West was described as "a palace of jewels" by the New York Times.
Collectors of vesta cases, match safes and whistles will immediately know how infrequent one will see such a great combination vesta and whistle in its original presentation box from the famous luxury goods retailer Tiffany & Company.
Vesta case and whistle combination, match safe combined with whistle
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