Description

    THREE AMERICAN SILVER MATCH SAFES, Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1912
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, B3186, PAT. 1910, (date mark); B2148, B2149; B2232
    2-3/8 inches high (6.0 cm) (largest)
    3.37 troy ounces

    The three match safes comprised of:
    1 match safe with acid etched strapwork, with engraved monogram to front, match strike to bottom;
    1 shaped match safe with repoussé floral and scroll border, with female profile to front, lobed cartouche monogrammed HG to reverse, match strike to bottom;
    1 shaped match safe with repoussé floral and scroll border with lobed cartouche monogrammed JRR to front, with female bust to reverse, match strike to bottom.


    Condition Report*:

    Lid is not flush to body to female portrait match safe, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age.

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    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Small (view shipping information)

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
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