Vintage Jugendstil Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Matchbook Safe/Vesta by Webster

Salt River Collectibles

SKU: 3080

  • This Sterling Silver Matchbook Holder/Vesta has amazing detail and features beautiful Jugendstil Art Nouveau styling of young gypsy woman dancing with tambourine in hand surrounded by smoke from a campfire.  
  • The interior of the case is gilded and has a spring loaded hinge and has stay/guides to keep matchbook in place.
  • Made by Webster Manufacturing Company - North Attleboro, MA
  • Circa 1895 - 1910
  • Stamped and Hallmarked
  • Condition:  Good - item has some tarnishing in areas and couple tiny dings on edges which can be seen in last two photos on the roll but has no major issues. The hinge spring is tight and the case shuts nice and flush with no gaps. 
  • Size:  2 3/8 x 1 5/8"
  • Weight:  1.2 oz



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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.