Sale 21SS01 | Lot 1044

Five American Sterling Silver Matchsafes

Catalogue: The Joseph & Miriam Poser Collection of Silver Card Cases, Vesta & Matchsafes
Five American Sterling Silver Matchsafes

Lot Details

Lot 1044
Five American Sterling Silver Matchsafes
Various makers, late 19th century
Comprising one marked Unger Bros., shaped rectangular with border of cherubic masks in relief, height 2 3/4 inches (7 cm); one shaped rectangular with stylized lion masks and cherub mask, height 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm); one with a seated woman caught dreaming, 2 3/4 inches (6.5 cm); another marked Unger Bros., with cupid kissing a maiden with a foliate scroll border, height 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm); and the last marked William B. Kerr, with two sea nymphs in rolling waves, height 2 3/4 inches (7 cm), total approximately 79.5 dwt.

Provenance:
Unger Bros. with cherub masks, Samuel H. Mintz Straus Inc., New York, November 1981

The Joseph and Miriam Poser Collection


C Estate of Miriam S. Poser

Estimate: $450 - $650
Sold for $1,638 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Border of cherubic masks - Unger Bros. - good condition overall; good detail; clearly hallmarked; engraved script monogram "GHG"; hinge good and tight

Scrolls and cherub mask - apparently unmarked; good condition overall; good detail to decoration; hinge good and tight; engraved "P"

Dreaming woman - marked only sterling; good condition overall; good detail to face and decoration; hinge good and tight; reverse engraved script "MAS"

Maiden and cupid - Unger Bros.; good condition overall; clearly hallmarked; good detail to decoration; hinge good and tight; reverse with script monogram "FLB"

Two women in waves - William B. Kerr; good condition overall; clearly hallmarked; good detail to decoration; hinge good and tight; reverse with script monogram "LED"



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Estimate: $450 - $650
Sold for $1,638 (includes buyer's premium)

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The Joseph & Miriam Poser Collection of Silver Card Cases, Vesta & Matchsafes

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