DescriptionTHREE AMERICAN SILVER MATCH SAFES, circa 1900
Marks to all: STERLING; 4371; 9742
2-5/8 inches high (6.7 cm) (largest)
2.55 troy ounces
From the Estate of John O. Antonelli
The match safe with repoussé billowing smoke clouds, with an emerging man's head to front and hand holding a cigar to verso, match strike to bottom; the shaped match safe with chased repoussé dragon emerging from a scroll border, match strike to bottom; the match safe with repoussé palm fronds and grasses centering a lobed cartouche to either side, monogrammed TFS to front and inscribed April '7, 05 to verso, match strike to bottom.
Deep scratches to the front of the safe with billowing clouds, split seams and large dents to the corners of the safe with dragon, split seam to the lid of the safe with palm fronds, otherwise all with surface scratches commensurate with age and indicative of use.
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