DescriptionA HIGHLY IMPORTANT SHIEBLER SILVER GILT AND ENAMEL MATCH SAFE
George W. Shiebler & Co., New York, New York, circa 1890
Marks: (winged S), STERLING, 290, BLACK STARR & FROST, (French import marks)
2-5/8 inches high (6.7 cm)
2.3 ounces (gross)
The silver gilt convex match safe with textured ground, inset with finely enameled depiction of three race horses neck-to-neck, hinged lid, match strike to bottom. Originally retailed by Black, Starr & Frost of New York, New York.
The finely executed enamel painting is based on a work by the British Victorian painter John Frederick Herring Sr. (British, 1795-1865) entitled Pharaoh's Horses dating to 1848.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.
very minor chipping to bottom edge of enamel, minor surface scratching to enamel, minor wear to gilding
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