This sophisticated match safe is a beautiful example of the art nouveau period. Made of sterling silver, it has cut corners and a thin, compact design. The leaf and line detail is flowing and graceful. It was probably made as a dress match safe that someone would wear to a formal event. Just imagine a gentleman in top hat and white gloves stepping out for the evening with this sleek match safe in hand. You can acquire it for less than he would have paid in 1890 in relative dollars. We wonder if it was actually ever used, it is in such good condition. The silver needs a little TLC to get the oxidation off.
Condition: Excellent Size: 2.5 in (6.4cm) long 1 11/16 in (4.3 cm) wide 4/18 in (0.5 cm) thick Weight: 32.1 g Marked: Sterling