VICTORIAN BRASS PIG HOLDING MONEY BAG MATCH SAFE

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 29, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

VICTORIAN BRASS PIG HOLDING MONEY BAG MATCH SAFE

Presented is a great old Victorian brass match safe done in the form of a pig holding a money bag. The side of the bag is marked 1,000,000. The pig is very realistically done with nice detail. The hinged head opens easily and snaps securely into place. This match safe was made in the late 1800s.

We recently acquired a large collection of match safes which we will be listing individually in separate auctions. A few of these match safes are done in silver, but most of them are done in a variety of other materials including brass, copper, wood, and early plastics such as celluloid and gutta percha. They are all antique unless otherwise noted. We did not bother to clean the match safes up because we wanted to keep them as we found them. They will polish up quite easily, but we will leave that up to the new owner.

The condition is excellent. The lid opens well and snaps securely shut. T are no dents, no splits, no breaks, and no repairs.

The match safe is 3/4 inch wide, 1 inch long, and 1 3/4 inches tall.

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