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Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver and enamel flag vesta case; an addition to our maritime silverware collection

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Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Flag Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1900)

Description


This antique Victorian sterling silver vesta case has a plain rectangular rounded form.


The anterior surface is embellished with a central enamel design depicting British Navy Code of Signal flags: 'Blue Ball' - a white flag with a blue centre, a red flag with a yellow St George's Cross and a blue field with a central horizontal white stripe.


These flags represent the individual letters 'S', 'R' and 'J'; their combined definition is untraced.


The posterior surface of this antique vesta case is plain and unembellished.


This fine silver flag vesta case is fitted with a ring loop attachment to one side and has a hinged cover which incorporates a plain thumbpiece.


There is an integrated serrated panel/match striker to the underside.


Read a brief history of antique silver vesta cases


Date: 1900

Condition


This antique silver flag vesta case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The enamel is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the sleeve and part hallmarks to the surface of the cover are all 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 Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 8cm/3.1"

Width 4.1cm/1.6"

Depth 1cm/0.4"


Weight


1.4 troy ounces/44.8g


 
 
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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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