DescriptionTHREE BATTIN SILVER MATCH SAFES, Newark, New Jersey, circa 1900
Marks: STERLING, (trident-B), 26, HEAVY, STERLING, B, 915; 16B; STERLING B,163
2-1/2 inches high (6.5 cm) (largest)
3.35 troy ounces
FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHN O. ANTONELLI
The match safe with acid etched and chased hunting scene to front, monogrammed H.R. to lid and dated Dec. 2nd, '05 to verso, match strike to bottom; the match safe with wave and scroll bright-cut motif, with applied portrait of George Washington to front, monogrammed CCB to verso, match strike to bottom; the shaped match safe with repoussé C-scroll and shell border with lion head to either side, bail loop to side, silver gilt interior, monogrammed, match strike to bottom.
Split seam to side of George Washington safe, otherwise with surface scratches and wear commensurate with age.
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