Art Deco silver & shagreen match holder

Art Deco silver & shagreen match holder

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Reference

1419

Rare double match holder or vesta box in sterling silver with green shark shagreen panels. Each pot has a hinged lid and there is a ridged striking pad between them.

Shagreen is a type of rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, historically from a horse's or onager's (wild ass) back, or from shark or ray.

Dimensions:

Height 48 mm / 2 332"
Width 93 mm / 3 12"
Depth 50 mm / 2 332"
Year

1923

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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