Posted 5 years ago
This is a combination match book holder and cigar cutter. It has a patent date of Oct 12. 15 and is maker marked for R&G Co. This is possibly Ripley and Gowan. It measures 2 1/2" x 2".
It is a gorgeous rose gold colour, plated or filled or rolled gold I would imagine....it does not have any gold marks!!! It is in lovely condition on the outside, with use marks on the inside.....I have just put an old matchbook in it for show.....
It has a beautiful scrolled design and initials on the front, with the back plain. I am thinking it was probably used by a lady....but could have been used by a man I guess attached to a watch chain.....what do you think?
I think this one is just beautiful, and unusual. I have had this since 2009.
Hope you enjoy seeing it.....thanks, Judy