Here we have an antique vesta match safe in the shape of a horseshoe with a horse and rider in relief. There is a striker plate on top of the cover that opens to access matches which does show some wear. It is in very nice vintage condition and does have a small open space on the outside edge. It appears to have been made that way but I can't say for certain. Measurements are 1 1/2" x 2" x 1/2" and material is gutta percha.