1875 Gorham carved match safe ‘Masterpiece,’ one of only two known, expected to bring $20,000+ More than 200 rare match safes from a prominent East Coast collection headline start of superb match safe offerings over the next two years at Heritage Auctions, in Silver & Vertu event, Sept. 26, in
Silver Repoussé Match Safe: Unger Bros., Newark, NJ, circa 1900, with addorsed sea horse repoussé decoration. Estimate: $1,500+.
Carter Silver and Enamel Match Safe: Carter, Howe & Company, New York, circa 1890. Detailed tiger decoration enameled to the front. Estimate: $1,000+.
Gorham Silver and Enamel Match Safe: Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, RI, circa 1900. With four color enameled and etched Egyptian decoration to front. Estimate: $1,000+.
Shiebler Silver and Silver Gilt Figural Match Safe: George W. Shiebler & Co., New York, circa 1900. With figural alligator shape case cleverly utilizing the mouth as the hinged lid. Estimate: $1,000+.
Tiffany Silver and Enamel Figural Match Safe: Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1880. Intriguing cigar shape with enameled brown cigar band within white borders. Estimate: $800+.
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