Sale 21SS01 | Lot 1046

Six Sterling Silver Sporting Interest Vesta/ Matchsafes

Catalogue: The Joseph & Miriam Poser Collection of Silver Card Cases, Vesta & Matchsafes
Six Sterling Silver Sporting Interest Vesta/ Matchsafes

Lot Details

Lot 1046
Six Sterling Silver Sporting Interest Vesta/ Matchsafes
Various makers, late 19th/ early 20th century
Comprising one marked Thomas Hayes, Birmingham, 1893, with a tennis scene, height 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm); one with a sailboat, 2 1/4 inches (6 cm); one marked William Neale, Birmingham, 1892, with a golfer in relief, height 1 1/2 inches (3.8 cm); one with a woman skiing, height 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm); another with a scene of a rowing race with Windsor Castle background, 2 1/4 inches (5.8 cm); and the last marked R. Blackinton & Co., with collegate emblems entitled Alma Mater, height 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm), total approximately 104 dwt.

Provenance:
Thomas Hayes example, Edward L. Steckler, Providence, RI, November 1985
William Neale example, Edward L. Steckler, Providence, RI November 1985
Woman skiing example, Richard H. Jenkins, Canton, CT, November 1982
R. Blackinton & Co. "Alma Mater", Richard H. Jenkins, Canton, CT, February 1986

The Joseph and Miriam Poser Collection


C Estate of Miriam S. Poser

Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $1,071 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Tennis - Thomas Hayes, Birmingham, 1893 - good condition; clearly hallmarked; rubbing to the raised figures; hinge good and tight

Sailboat - sterling and F in a shield - good condition overall; good detail to decoration; hinge good and tight; reverse engraved "LBG"?

Golfer - William Neale, Birmingham, 1892 - good condition overall; good detail to figure; hinge good and tight

Woman skier - marked sterling; good detail to decoration; hinge good and tight; reverse engraved script monogram R?? over an erasure, now soft

Rowing at Windsor - apparently marked only sterling; good condition overall; good detail to decoration; hinge good and tight; the cover with small dent

Alma Mater - marked Pat 1904, R. Blackinton & Co.; good condition overall; some rubbing to design; cover good and tight




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Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $1,071 (includes buyer's premium)

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

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