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Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique Victorian English sterling silver vesta case in the form of a suitcase; an addition to our Victorian silverware collection

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Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)
Rare Silver Vesta Case
Sterling Silver Suitcase Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1884)

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver vesta case is realistically modelled in the form of a suitcase.


The surface of the body is embellished with details reproducing the features of the suitcase's straps, buckles, handle and rivets.


The anterior surface of the luggage is ornamented with an impressive hot enamel panel replicating the overlaid travel label incorporating the elucidating wording 'Mid RV, Bath'.


This exceptional and rare silver vesta case is fitted with a hinged cover to one end; this utilises the raised strap as a rounded thumbpiece.


The case opens to reveal the original gilding.


This impressive sterling silver vesta case has an applied oval serrated panel/match striker to the underside.


Read a brief history of silver vesta cases and boxes


Date: 1884

Condition


This rare silver vesta case is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the superior gauge of silver.


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


Dimensions


Length 3.6cm/1.4"

Width 1.1cm/0.4"

Height 2.2cm/0.9"


Weight


0.6 troy ounce/19g


 
 
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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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