Sale 21SS01 | Lot 1056

Three American and English Sterling Silver Novelty Vesta/ Matchsafes

Catalogue: The Joseph & Miriam Poser Collection of Silver Card Cases, Vesta & Matchsafes
Three American and English Sterling Silver Novelty Vesta/ Matchsafes

Lot Details

Lot 1056
Three American and English Sterling Silver Novelty Vesta/ Matchsafes
Late 19th/early 20th century
Comprising one probably Unger Bros. with a lion's mask in relief, height 2 1/2 inches (6 cm); another shaped rectangular formed as a dragon clutching a pearl, height 3 inches (7.5 cm); and the last marked Thomas Stapleton, London, 1890, shaped rectangular formed as a cat and mouse, height 3 inches (7.6 cm), total approximately 56.5 dwt.

Provenance:
Unger Bros. example, Richard H. Jenkins, Canton, CT, November 1982
Dragon form example, Richard H. Jenkins, Canton, CT

The lion example illustrated Match Holders: 100 Years of Ingenuity, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1994, figure 95.
A similar example to the dragon illustrated Match Holders: 100 Years of Ingenuity, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1994, figure 287.

The Joseph and Miriam Poser Collection


C Estate of Miriam S. Poser

Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $1,512 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Lion - apparently only marked Sterling; good condition overall; good detail to decoration; small dents to edges including corners

Dragon - apparently unmarked; good condition overall; good detail to decoration

Cat - good condition overall; the maker's mark on body slightly rubbed, but legible; back engraved "Neaera", worn; good detail to decoration



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Estimate: $300 - $500
Sold for $1,512 (includes buyer's premium)

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

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