Description

    Two Gorham Partial Gilt Silver Japanesque Match Safes, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1886-1887
    Marks to both: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, 415, (date mark)
    2-1/8 inches high (5.4 cm)
    2.09 troy ounces

    FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHN O. ANTONELLI

    The two match safes with chased water texture throughout, one with an applied catfish and the other with an applied octopus, each with decorative match strikes.


    Condition Report*:

    Repaired match strike and lid seams to the safe with octopus, repaired side and lid seam to the safe with catfish, pin dents to the lid and body as well, otherwise with surface scratches indicative of age, use and polishing.

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    April, 2016
    12th Tuesday
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