A highly detailed, elegant cigarette case dating the the 1920-40 era. It has an enameled silhouette of a polo player on the lid. The brace that holds the cigarettes in place is in good working order and is marked "E. C. Co. Nickel Silver". The inside surface has a gilt wash over the silver. Intricate ornate design covers the entire piece which measures 3 X 3.75 inches. Condition is good with lots of all-over light surface scratches, expected with age and use. The hinge and clasp ...click for details
An early brass match holder, solid brass with an engraved image of a running horse on both sides. The spring loaded lid works well. Striker on the bottom. This one dates to the late 1800's and is almost 3 inches long.
This is a very unusual match holder, in the shape of a deer leg. Perfect gift for a deer hunter! It is made of white metal and was at one time painted, I think. The paint is almost all gone which gives it a rustic look. Otherwise great condition with a spring-loaded lid that works perfectly. It is about 2.25 inches long.
Here is a small match holder that was sterling, plated over brass, with a brass horseshoe decoration. Much of the silver has worn off, but the condition is very good otherwise, with a very tight fitting lid. This piece could use a good polishing. Striker is on the bottom. Measures around 2 X 1 inch.
A very nice sterling silver match holder, marked 925. It features a horse racing scene inside of a horseshoe shape, with the striker on the bottom of the piece. It measures around 2 X 2.5 inches and dates to the early 1900's. It also has a ring, for attaching to a chain so it doesn't become lost in the field!
This is an elegant match holder that features a beautiful litho portrait of a chestnut horse. This was silver plated, I believe, and dates to the early 1900's. I haven't tried to polish or clean it. Condition is excellent, with a nice tight lid. The size is around 2 X 2.5 inches.
We have a handsome, ornate match holder in the shape of a detailed horseshoe, made of solid brass. It has an engraved image of a horse and rider going over a fence. This dates to ca. 1900 and is in excellent condition, measuring 2 X 2 inches. The lid opens and closes tightly, revealing the striker underneath. There is a 'wheel' on the side of the piece, but I have no idea what it is for.