Antique Mr. Punch the Clown Brass Figural Match Safe Matchsafe Vesta
Description: Antique figural match safe or vesta made of brass. This match safe is shaped in the form of the famous clown Mr. Punch with his pointy hat, long nose and long chin. The piece has a small round bottom which acts as the base for it to stand on and is also the lid to the matchsafe. It has a striker on the bottom of the base and of course the lid is hinged. The match safe has no markings as to the maker's name. This antique match safe was most likely made in the USA in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Late 1800's or Early 1900's.
Size: ~2 1/4' long, 1 1/2" at it widest and ~5/8" deep.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A nice antique, unusual, and beautiful uncommon match safe.
Condition: Match safe is in very good condition with no problems. The hinged lid works great. The vesta has a few light dings. There scratches throughout, which do not distract of its quality and beauty. It also has general wear and soling commensurate with its age and utilitarian function. The piece could probably use a good cleaning, but we leave that to the discretion of new owner. Please view photo for additional condition information.
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