DescriptionA GORHAM SAMPLE SILVER AND ENAMEL MATCH SAFE
Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1899
Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, B, 3524 in oval, (sickle)
2-1/4 inches high (5.7 cm)
1.4 ounces (gross)
The match safe with enameled fox hunt scene to front, monogrammed HBR to reverse, hinged lid, match strike to bottom.
Sample match safes were produced in very limited numbers and were intended to stock sales cases used by company salesmen.
Shapiro, Neil and George Sparacio, Gorham Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2009, page 16, and cover image to accompanying CD
surface scratches sommensurate with age
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