Rosie's Emporium
Antiques and vintage.

Shrewsbury, England.

This is a fun vesta/match safe dating to the late 19th or early 20th century. It is 'trick' design- to open it one needs to press down to the front and back of the case- rather than opening the lid in the normal manner; this is engineered by setting the hinge a small distance away from the side rather than flush to the wall as would be expected.
There is a message hand etched to the front- 'How you open it?' with an image of a devil in place of the word 'Devil'. On the reverse is etched, 'To Fred'.
It is in very good condition and will be a great find for the right person.


5.2 cm by 3.4 cm and 1.1 cm in depth.

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