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Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Austrian sterling silver and enamel vesta case; an addition to our silver and enamel collection

SKU: A4871
Price: £1,695.00
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Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904
Austrian Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique 1904

Description


This exceptional antique Austrian sterling silver vesta case has a plain rectangular form with rounded corners.


The anterior surface of the case is ornamented with an impressive enamel panel depicting a semi-naked female portrait adorned with luxurious long brown hair; this is a desirable and collectable portrayal.


The reverse surface and sides of the case are plain and unembellished.


This exceptional antique vesta case is fitted with a ring loop attachment to one side and has a spring hinged cover which incorporates a plain thumbpiece.


The interior of the cover retains the original gilding.


This impressive sterling silver vesta case has an integrated serrated panel/match striker to the underside.


The hallmarks to the rim and interior of the cover include:

Silver quality/purity mark: .925 (sterling, 925/1000)

Importer's mark: S&Co (Steinhart & Co.)

Import mark: Birmingham

Date letter: 1904


Date: 1904

Condition


This antique vesta case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

There is a pin head blemish to the reverse surface of the case.

The import hallmarks struck to the rim of case and interior of the cover are all clear in keeping with age and location.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of continental silverware.


Dimensions


Length 5.4cm/2.1"

Width 3.6cm/1.4"

Height 1.3cm/0.5"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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