American 14-18 carat gold vesta case or match safe inset with gold quartz stone and dated 1870. The Maker is probably George C. Shreve & Co., San Francisco, CA.
The inscription reads:
To John Archbald Esq
May 14th 1870
Dimensions: 5,8 cm long by 3 cm wide by 1 cm deep.
Weight: 31 grams gross.