Small Sterling Silver 19th Century Match Safe
Marked "Sterling" but without a manufacturer's stamp, this match safe measures 2 1/4" by 1 1/8" by 1/4" and weighs .6 T. oz. American in origin, the scrolling leaf design suggests a late 19th century date. It has a slightly gray, matte surface, i.e. butler's finish. It is in very good condition. There are no splits or dents, although there is some unevenness on the surface. The latching mechanism works perfectly and the fit with the lid is as it should be.