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Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian

A fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver and enamel vesta case; an addition to our enamel and silver collection

SKU: A3718
Price: £695.00
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Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Edwardian

Description


This fine antique sterling silver vesta case has a plain rectangular rounded form.


The anterior surface is embellished with fine and impressive enamel designs depicting a phrygian cap* above two shaped escutcheons accented with a key to one and a pipe to the other, to either side of four stylised playing cards.


The lower portion of the design has a central escutcheon incorporating a corkscrew above the wording ‘Liberté - Liberty’.


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


There is an integrated serrated panel/match striker to the underside.


The reverse side of the case is plain and unembellished.


* The phrygian cap, otherwise known as the liberty cap, is a soft red cap which was taken as a sign of liberty during the French Revolution.


Date: 1904

Condition


This antique vesta case is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

There are some blemishes to the enamel, which remains in excellent condition in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim, and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 5cm/2”

Width 3.8cm/1.5"

Depth 1.4cm/0.6"


 
 
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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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