DescriptionA RARE UNGER SILVER COMBINATION MATCH SAFE AND CIGARETTE CUTTER
Unger Bros., Newark, New Jersey, circa 1900
Marks: UB (conjoined), STERLING 925 FINE
2-1/2 inches high (6.4 cm)
1.1 ounces (gross)
The shaped match safe with repoussé figural decoration of a female bust to front, monogram to the reverse JS, the lid with integrated cigarette cutter with steel blade, gilt interior, hinged lid, match strike to bottom.
A variation of Unger model 347, this is possibly the only extant example with an integrated cigarette cutter.
minor surface scratching, wear to gilt interior
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