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French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique French 14 carat gold and enamel vesta case; an addition to our boxes and cases collection

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French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900
French 14ct Gold & Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1900

Description


This exceptional antique French 14ct yellow gold and enamel vesta case has a plain rectangular form with a chamfering upper portion.


The anterior and posterior surfaces of this antique vesta case are embellished with panels of exceptional hot enamel ornamentation incorporating figures dressed in late 19th century attire, entertaining themselves within a stately garden.


Either side of the box is ornamented with a yellow enamel panel accented with the green wording '15c Paris' and 'Allumettes Chimiques' - Chemical Matches.


Each panel is encompassed with a red enamel border in addition to a narrow display of 14 ct yellow gold.


This gold vesta case is fitted with a hinged cover incorporating a plain rounded thumbpiece to the rim.


The cover is further embellished to the anterior surface with an enamel panel depicting a stone structure amidst rural landscaping and a flower basket design to the interior surface.


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


Vesta cases of this style are typically crafted in silver and it is rare to find an example in gold; this indicates the high quality of the piece.


Read a brief history of antique vesta cases


Condition


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

The enamel panels are in perfect condition.

There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such a piece; the date and origin can be determined by the composition and decoration.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique gold piece.


Dimensions


Length 5cm/2"

Width 3.5cm/1.4"

Height 1.3cm/0.5"


Weight


1.1 troy ounces/34.8g (including enamel panels)


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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