Christopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds FairChristopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds FairChristopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds FairChristopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds FairChristopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds FairChristopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds FairChristopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds FairChristopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds Fair

This interesting figural match safe or vesta features the likeness of Christopher Columbus. This type is called a figural match safe, as it is a three dimensional representation of an object; in this case, a bust of Columbus. It was patented Oct. 25th, 1892 for the Worlds Fair. It is silver plate on brass and has a lot of wear to the silver, but nonetheless has a nice patina and a crisp image. It is in very good working order. The hinge pops open nicely with the push button.

It measures 2 3/8" X 1 3/4". The World's Fair Columbian Exposition, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in America, was actually held in 1893, a year later than had been planned in Chicago.

Item ID: 530-ColumbusMatchSafe

Christopher Columbus Figural Match Safe for 1892 Worlds Fair

$350 USD

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