Offered by: Bizarre Bazaar
By Appointment Only New York City, NY , United States Call Seller 212.517.2100


Figural Matchsafe in form of Scientific American Newspaper

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    This is a rare example of a mixed metal match safe or vesta, designed as a rolled up Scientific American Newspaper with a gilt silver band enameled with a one cent stamp, New York Postmark and 6 pm , 1908. Finely detailed and in excellent original condition, the back of the newspaper shows three enamel "wax seals". One end flips open to hold the matches which are meant to struck on the rolled up paper end. Can also be used as a pillbox. Measures 2 1/4 inches long by 1 1/8 inches wide by 1 inch deep.
  • More Information
    Period: 1900-1949
    Materials: Enamel, Sterling Silver and Gilt
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1908
    Metals: Enamel, Gold, Silver
    Gender: Men's , Ladies'
    Styles / Movements: Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Fine Jewelry
    Incollect Reference #: 189228
  • Dimensions
    W. 2.25 in; H. 1.125 in; D. 0.5 in;
    W. 5.72 cm; H. 2.86 cm; D. 1.27 cm;
Message from Seller:

Bizarre Bazaar opened its first retail location in NYC back in 1985, specializing in Antique Toys, Vintage Transportation & Industrial Models, Perfume Bottles and Art Deco

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