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.
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
Additional Notes & Condition Report
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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