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

£2,475.00

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

SKU C1657

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

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.


Length 8.4cm/3.3"

Width 5.5cm/2.2"

Height 3.2cm/1.3"


2.4 troy ounces/73.9g (including tortoiseshell cover)

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