Antique Silver Colored Match Safe or Vesta Art Nouveau Design Boy & Girl Running
Description: Antique pocket silver colored metal match safe, matchsafe, or Vesta.This beautiful Art Nouveau match safe has a raised design depicting a boy and a girl in flowing garb with a flowing cloth over their head running together on both sides. The image is surrounded a floral curvy linear raised design along the edges. The match safe has a hinged lid on top and has the usual striker for the matches on the bottom. The lid hinge works well and snaps in place when closing it, as it should. This nice size match safe has plain edges, is clean and in excellent condition. Although not marked, we suspect it is made of German Silver. A great looking and unusual match safe worthy of a spot in your collection. Pleases carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but sometime between late 1890s and early 1900s.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~2 7/8" by ~1 5/8" by ~1/2" and weighs about 40 grams or 1 ½ ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: An interesting antique match safe. It would make a great addition to your small box collection, matchsafe, or tobacco/smoking related collection.
Condition: The match safe is in very good used condition with no problems. The hinged lid works great and closes as it should. The matchsafe has no breaks, no dings, no losses, and no repairs. The vesta has a few minor surface scratches and rubbing. It is generally clean with very minimum soiling along the edges. We have chosen not to clean it and we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. A great piece worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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