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Silver Vesta Box

Sterling Silver Cigarette / Vesta Box - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver cigarette / vesta box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

SKU A8186


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver cigarette / vesta box has a plain rectangular form with rounded corners.

The surface of this impressive box is plain and unembellished.

This example of antique silverware is fitted with a hallmarked hinged solid silver cover, which retains the original gilding to the interior.

The body of this exceptional box is fitted with the original cedar wood lining.

One end of this exceptional cigarette box is fitted with an unusual secondary hallmarked hinged silver vesta box, which features three shaped silver match holders and a serrated panel/striker.

This sterling silver cigarette box has a weighted base and retains the original leatherette covering to the underside.

NOTE: The majority of such boxes have a wood lining to the cover; it is a sign of quality when boxes have an unlined, solid silver covers.

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Maker: John Millward Banks

Date: 1897

This sterling silver vesta box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent condition.

The box has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim and part hallmarks to the vesta cover are all very clear.

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

Length 18cm/7.1"

Width 9cm/3.5"

Height 5.8cm/2.3"

Not measurable as weighted base

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