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Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855

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

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Antique Silver Vesta Case
Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855
Antique Silver Vesta Case
Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855
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Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855
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Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855
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Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855
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Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855
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Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855
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Russian Silver 'Boot' Vesta Case and Taper Holder - Antique Circa 1855

Description


This exceptional antique silver vesta case has been realistically modelled in the form of a boot.


The surface of this vesta is embellished with niello enamel ornamentation replicating the design to the boot and incorporating the Russian initials 'КДЗЬ' to one side and 'КДВ' to the other.


The upper portion of the boot is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover.


This exceptional antique Russian silver vesta case accomodates a taper holder; accessible from the upper portion and heel of the boot.


The underside of the boot features a serrated panel/match striker.


The hallmarks struck to this antique Russian silver vesta case include:

Maker's mark: Untraced

Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks*)

City Mark: Novocherkassk, Russia**


* 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver


** The assay/city mark for Novocherkassk (Новочеркàсск) is the double headed imperial halved above diagonal quarters with crossed spears & scepters, flags and castle; this represents derives from the Novocherkassk coat of arms.


Read a brief history of antique vesta cases


Maker: Unknown

Condition


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

The niello enamel is in perfect condition.

The Russian hallmarks to the surface of the body are clear and the standard hallmark to the interior of the cover is very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 6.3cm/2.5"

Length 5cm/2"

Width 1.7cm/0.7"


Weight


0.7 troy ounce/20.2g


 
 
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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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