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Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver and enamel vesta box; an addition to our silver boxes collection

SKU: A7706
Price: £1,695.00
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Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)
Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box - Antique Victorian (1886)

Description


This exceptional and unusual antique Victorian sterling silver vesta box has a rectangular, scalloped shaped form.


The body of the vesta box is embellished with embossed lobed decoration accented with an applied oval thumbpiece/striker to the anterior side.


The hallmarked hinged cover of this collectable antique box is ornamented with an impressive two-toned blue enamel quatrefoil design incorporating scrolling leaf design to either end, with a central spiraling leaf motif encircled with a red enamel border.


The cover is further ornamented with an applied trellis design within a plain rectangular border, all encompassed with tooled decoration detailing the lobed form.


The hinged silver vesta box cover opens to reveal the original hinged, bright cut engraved decorated silver gilt internal cover allowing access to the match compartment.


This vesta box in silver and enamel retains the original gilt interior.


Read a brief history about sterling silver vesta cases


Date: 1886

Condition


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

The enamel panel is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks to the interior of the base, and part hallmarks to the interior of each cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from this Victorian vesta box in silver and enamel.


Dimensions


"

Length 4.5cm/1.8"

Width 2.6cm/1"

Height 1.3cm/0.5"


Weight


1 troy ounce/29.5g


 
 
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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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