DescriptionA GORHAM BUTTERFLY WOMAN SILVER MATCH SAFE
Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1909
Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, PAT. APPLD FOR, B2299, (date mark)
2-3/8 inches high (5.9 cm)
.82 troy ounces
The shaped match safe with repoussé decoration depicting an art nouveau female face with butterfly headdress to the front, butterflies surrounding a central cartouche to reverse, hinged lid, match strike to bottom.
Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 92.
With surface scratches commensurate with age.
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