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French Silver 'Mussel' Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890

£1,295.00

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

SKU A9158

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 vesta case 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")


Maker: Unknown

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.


Length 5.6cm/2.2"

Width 2.5cm/1"

Height 1.8cm/0.7"


0.5 troy ounce/15.6g


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