Antique match safe or vesta in book form, which is a Royal Commemorative of King Edward VII of United Kingdom. Edward was king of England and Great Britain, from 1901 till his death in 1910. This marvelous matchsafe is figural, book shaped, with an embossed image of Edward on one side, beautifully detailed with crown and his dress uniform with all the badges. On the other side is the ER royal monogram in a heraldic cartouche, with Long Live the King. Flowers of the countries in the realm are also on this side, thistle, shamrock, and roses. This vesta opens with hatches on both sides. They snap shut tightly as they should. The striking surface is on the side. This piece is solid brass, with great details, a very handsome image of Edward. A very collectible vesta. In good condition, a little wear from normal use, but well cared for. Size 1.75 by 1.30 inches, normal English vesta size. Whether you are a collector of match safes or British Royal commemoratives, this is an interesting piece.
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Vesta Match Safe Edward VII Royal Commemorative Book Form