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Sterling Silver 'Tortoise' Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1882)

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

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Sterling Silver 'Tortoise' Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1882)
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Sterling Silver 'Tortoise' Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1882)
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Sterling Silver 'Tortoise' Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1882)
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Sterling Silver 'Tortoise' Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1882)
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Sterling Silver 'Tortoise' Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1882)

Description


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


The plain oval body of this Victorian vesta box is embellished with cast and applied components replicating the details of the tortoise's legs and head.


The anterior surface of this rare box features an applied oval serrated panel/match striker.


The hinged tortoiseshell cover opens to reveal the original gilt interior.


The underside of the body bears the contemporary engraved inscription 'July 1883'.


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Date: 1882

Condition


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

There are some blemishes and wear to the original gilding, in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the body are very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 8.4cm/3.3"

Width 5.5cm/2.2"

Height 3.2cm/1.3"


Weight


2.4 troy ounces/73.9g (including tortoiseshell cover)

 
 
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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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