This lovely sterling silver match safe has hallmarks that indicate it was made in Birmingham, England in 1871. Beautifully crafted and in very good vintage condition, it measures 1 7/8 inches by 1 3/8 inches.
The flip lid closes securely and at the bottom of the safe is a rasp for lighting the matches. The ornate and detailed swirled design, that is embossed with engraved highlights on both sides, has a floral feeling to it. The safe weighs 16.2 grams.
There is a dent on one corner and a few minor indentations but it is in wonderful condition considering the age. A ring is attached that can be attached to a chain. This is a fabulous piece for the true collector and we are pleased to offer it for your consideration.