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French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique French silver vesta case in the form of a mussel; an addition to our diverse smoking related silverware collection

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French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This exceptional antique French silver vesta case has an elongated asymmetrical form, realistically modelled in the form of a mussel shell.


The anterior and posterior surfaces of the vinaigrette are embellished with engraved decoration replicating the contours of the natural shell.


This fine antique silver vesta case is fitted with a hinged cover to the narrow end of the shell.


The opening of the shell, opposing the tension bearing ligament of the organic shell, features a serrated panel/match striker and loop attachment.


The hallmarks struck to the sleeve of the body include:

Maker's mark: KP (untraced)

Additional marks: Depose ("registered")


Read a brief history of antique vesta cases.


Maker: Unknown

Condition


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

The engraved decoration is all very crisp.

The French hallmarks to the surface of the sleeve to the body are very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 5.6cm/2.2"

Width 2.5cm/1"

Height 1.8cm/0.7"


Weight


0.5 troy ounce/15.6g


 
 
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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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