French 950 First Standard sterling silver match safe box or vest, c.1890.
The elegant heavily textured lobed and fluted finish has a striking appearance, not to mention the crisp, fully functional striker being exceptionally noteworthy. Weighing 13.8 grams, this very desirable match safe is 1 5/8" long, 1 1/8" wide, 3/8" thick.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.