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    A HOWARD SILVER FIGURAL MATCH SAFE, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1890
    Marks: (shamrock), STERLING
    2-1/2 inches high (6.4 cm)
    1.18 troy ounces

    FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHN O. ANTONELLI

    The figural match safe depicting Pope Pius IX, monogrammed JHH to lid, with match strike to bottom.

    Illustrated:
    Shapiro, Neil. Exceptional Match Safes. Riverdale, New Jersey, International Match Safe Association, 2008, page 139.


    Condition Report*: With HK scratched into safe above monogram, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    8th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 15
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