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Eleven Sterling and Silver Plate Matchsafes

Auction:
2498
Lot:
838
Sold for:
$385$325

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2498
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Eleven Sterling and Silver Plate Matchsafes, late 19th to early 20th century, seven sterling: a Kerr scroll engraved, a bead-edged, a Webster with laurel wreath, a wreath, scroll, and shell example, one with a snake amidst cattails, a small gold-washed with Art Nouveau sea nymphs, and a small rocaille scrolled; four silver plate: a bale shaped, a hammered purse-form, a horseshoe-shaped, and one engraved with a boy, monograms, lg. 1 1/4 to 2 3/4 in., approx. 4 troy oz.
Estimate $250-350

plated: horseshoe and purse with light plating wear. boy engraved with loss of most of silvering.
sterling: snake: minor wear to surface decoration. the others with overall minor, age-typical usage wear.

Keywords

Art Nouveau sea, Engraving, Stamp collecting

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