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SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890

A fine antique Chinese Export Silver vesta case; an addition to our diverse smoking related silverware collection

SKU: W8970
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890
SOLD - Chinese Export Silver Vesta Case - Antique Circa 1890


This fine antique Chinese Export Silver (CES) vesta case has a plain rectangular rounded form.

The anterior surface of the case is embellished with embossed decoration depicting interlacing branches of cherry blossom on a matt background.

The posterior of the case is ornamented with an embossed iconic oriental dragon design amidst clouds in addition to a matt background.

The decoration to either side of this silver vesta case continues across the hinged cover, which secures with a push fit catch.

There is a serrated panel/match striker to the underside.

Origin: China


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

The embossed decoration is all very sharp.

There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such a piece.

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


Length 4.4cm/1.7"

Width 2.9cm/1.1"

Height 0.9cm/0.4"

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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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