Antique English hallmarked sterling match safe with chased ivy leaves. This endearing sterling match safe is fully hallmarked with English assay marks including the makers mark JMS...It is engraved in a cartouche with initials and 1902. The early Edwardian vesta would make a sentimental gift to a groom with it chased ivy leaves as a symbol of eternal love.
The side of the one and five eighths of an inch by one and one quarter of an inch match safe is fitted with a jump ring to easily attach it to a watch chain. It may have been part of a chatelaine or worn on a watch chain. It is beautifully done and exhibits age appropriate wear.