Antique Vesta Match Safe, c.1920


An engraved silver heart-shaped vesta match safe, excellent condition, circa 1920.
Match striker is on the base, Features a painted porcelain dog medallion.

Measures 1.5" x 1.625" x 0.5".

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.

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