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Silver Matchbox covers, 1910-1950s

(Foreground): a pair of oversized silver matchbox covers by Hermès Paris, the engine turned bodies with vacant rectangular cartouche to the centre of each, and both lined with a bespoke sycamore matchbox with apertures to the side for the strike, and filled with long safety matches. Perfect for the table! French, circa 1950s.

Length of each: 3 inches (8 cm).

Price Code: SOLD

(Top) a large George V Sterling silver match box holder for over-long matches, the main body with an engine-turned starburst pattern with one side exposing the striker of the large (and original) matchbox within. Set on four, silver ball feet and bearing maker’s marks and hallmarks for Stuart Clifford & Co. London, 1910.

Length: 6¼ inches (16 cm).

Price Code: £

Reference: 6172 and 3416

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