DescriptionTHREE GORHAM SILVER MATCH SAFES, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1897
Marks to all: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, (date mark), 1135; 1290; 1295.
2-3/4 inches high (7.0 cm) (largest)
2.64 troy ounces
From the Estate of John O. Antonelli
The shaped match safe with chased repoussé floral and scroll border to either side, monogrammed J.D.S. to front and dated 1909 to verso, match strike to bottom; the shaped match safe with floral and scroll border to either side, monogrammed CMV to front, match strike to bottom; the match safe with repoussé scroll and foliate border, monogrammed EJW to front, match strike to bottom.
Split seams to the lids of the match safes monogrammed CMV and EJW, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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