Rare Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Match Safe by John Hines c. 1899
- This Awesome Sterling Silver Match Safe features a beautiful Art Nouveau design and is Monogrammed with initials AC and dated 1904.
- Made by John Hines - Birmingham England
- Stamped and Hallmarked - Birmingham date mark 1899
- Condition: Good - item some light surface scratches and a tiny ding on bottom by striker area. The seams are all in fine condition with splitting and the hinge and lid are both in good working condition. The lid does have a little bit of play in it but does shut nice and tight when lightly guided into position.
- Size: 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 "
- Weight: approx. 18 grams
SALT RIVER COLLECTIBLES CONDITION RATINGS
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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.