This is a very nice antique Victorian sterling silver match safe or vesta with a lovely repousse design. It is engraved on one side with Mch 10th which was probably a date of some significance to the original owner. It is stamped Sterling on the inside rim but this is very tiny and hard to read.
It measures about 2 3/8 inches by 1 1/4 inches and it is in very nice condition. It has a couple of dimples in the silver. One is on the lid portion on the front and there are two shallower ones on the back. None are very noticeable. There is also some light surface wear and very light scratches.