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Scottish Sterling Silver, Agate and Citrine Vesta Box - Antique Circa 1850

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Scottish sterling silver, agate and citrine vesta box; an addition to our 19th century silver boxes collection

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Description


This antique Scottish sterling silver vesta box has a rectangular form with rounded corners.


The sides of this antique silver box is embellished with impressive bright cut engraved interlacing bands accented with scrolling leaf designs, accented with an applied serrated striker to the posterior side.


The underside of the box is ornamented with interlacing quatrefoil and lozenge shaped motifs, accented with a scrolling leaf decorated background and incorporating a vacant shield shaped cartouche to the centre.


The hallmarked hinged cover features fine and impressive inset agate, hardstone panels segmented with bright cut engraved scrolling leaf decorated borders.


The centre of the cover incorporates a cabochon citrine, secured with a subtle, plain collet setting.


This antique silver vesta box with agate retains the original gilt interior.


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Condition


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

The agate and citrine are in perfect condition.

The Glaswegian maker's mark struck to the interior surface of the box and cover are very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 4.5cm/1.8"

Width 3.5cm/1.4"

Height 1.5cm/0.6"


Weight


1.1 troy ounces/33.4g


 
 
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