Sterling Match Safe c. 1900
An early 20th-century sterling silver match safe from Gorham, made in Providence, RI. The small case fits easily in your pocket and has a textured striking surface on the bottom and room inside for a dozen or more matches. The Victorian design is elegant and wonderfully ornate—a simple and useful tool for daily life. 2 1/2 inches tall. Use strike-anywhere matches available at Amazon.com.