Antique Spring Loaded Sterling Silver Match Safe/Vesta by F.S. Gilbert

Salt River Collectibles

SKU: 2983

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  • This Rare Art Nouveau Styled Sterling Silver Match Safe is done in Repousse and Overlay design with a Beautiful Floral Motif which surrounds the image of a Bulldog that opens the lid of the case when pressed. 
  • Made by F.S. Gilbert - North Attleboro, MA
  • Circa 1900 -1915
  • Stamped and Hallmarked
  • Condition:  Excellent - item has very minimal tarnish and scratching for its age and does have minor dings.  Seams are aligned with no splits or cracks
  • Size:  2 3/4 x 1 5/8 "
  • Weight:  30 grams


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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.