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RARE HUNTING SCENE SILVER POCKET MATCHSAFE C.1890

SKU 16778Price $179.00
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Beautiful and scarce is this 1890's Hunting Scene silver Matchsafe. It is marked Silver. The scene depicts a detailed wooden barrel with a cut out scene of a Hunter holding his kill and his Dog and hunting rifle. These antique matchsafe's were generally carried in ones vest or coat with wooden matches. They preceded the invention of the match book. The bottom of the matchsafe has a ridged striker surface. The back has the same scene as the front (twice the work). The top has a hinged spring loaded top which fits perfectly. Only needs a polishing if buyer wants too. It measures approximately 1 1/2" by 3 1/2". Matchsafes with Hunting and Fishing scenes are quite scarce. Please click on its image to see additional closeups!
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