Antique Match Case on Ruby Necklace
Necklace features a heart-shaped silver vesta match case with a painted porcelain horse medallion, circa 1920. The necklace is hand-strung heishi cut roundel rubies, 2 diamond roundels and gold fill beads.
Vesta match cases were small portable boxes, made in a great variety of forms/shapes, each with snapshut covers to contain vestas (short matches) and retain the matches’ desiccant quality to a maximum. - Wikipedia entry.
Antique Victorian and Georgian pieces and beads from verified sources.