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Sterling Silver Boar Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1880)

A magnificent, fine and impressive, rare antique Victorian English sterling silver vesta box modelled in the form of a boar; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Sterling Silver Boar Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1880)
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Sterling Silver Boar Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1880)

Description


This magnificent antique Victorian cast sterling silver vesta box has been realistically modelled in the form of a boar.


This impressive antique vesta case is embellished with details replicating the features of the boar's coat of fur and anatomical features.


The back of the boar incorporates a hallmarked hinged cover which opens to reveal the serrated panel/match striker.


The secondary hallmarked hinged panel opens to reveal the original gilt interior; this is faciliated with a thumbpiece modelled in the form of the boar's tail.


Such magnificent period examples are rare and becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


Learn more about antique silver vesta case history


Date: 1880

Condition


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

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the body, in addition to part hallmarks to the interior of each hinged cover are very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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


Dimensions


Length 9.8cm/3.9"

Width 2.7cm/1.1"

Height 5.3cm/2.1"


Weight


4.2 troy ounces/130g

 
 
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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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