Antique Sterling Silver Match Safe/Vesta by Gorham Mfg Co. 1888
- This very unique sterling silver match safe features an opening in the lid for unknown reasons and according to the hallmarks the design was copyrighted by Gorham in 1888.
- Scroll Design # 680 that is chased and a ribbon pattern on the edges.
- Made by Gorham Mfg. Co. - Providence, RI
- Stamped and Hallmarked
- Condition: Good/Fair- item has some blemishes such as dings/scratches and has a tiny bend to inside part of the lid. The hinge is in good working condition and the lid shuts tight but has very slight gap all of which can be seen in the photos.
- Size: 2 3/8 x 1 3/8"
- Weight: 22 grams
SALT RIVER COLLECTIBLES CONDITION RATINGS
For our customers convenience we have adopted standardized condition ratings for our products. Condition ratings provide piece of mind and are a fast and reliable way to determine the condition of an item which can be viewed in the "More Info" tab on the product description page.
The definitions of our condition standards are as follows:
EXCELLENT - Item shows no visible imperfections or blemishes with little or no signs of wear and has not had any repairs or restoration performed.
GOOD - Item shows some signs of normal wear consistent with the age and handling of the item and may have some minor imperfections such as light scratches, dings or fading.
FAIR - Item shows more noticeable imperfections such as chips, cracks and may have been touched up or repaired or is missing a component.
Note: Some of the Vintage Sterling Silver items offered for sell on our website have been cleaned or polished by the previous owners and some have not. Due to the varying schools of thought concerning cleaning Vintage Sterling Silver we do not clean or polish any of these type of items and instead choose to leave that decision in the hands of our customers.