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Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - Antique Victorian (1887)

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and enamel vesta case; an addition to our enamel and silver collection

SKU: W9151

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

The anterior surface is embellished with fine and impressive enamel panel depicting a tobacco pipe amidst the text 'Just one more'.

This fine vesta case is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover which incorporates a plain thumbpiece.

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

The posterior surface and sides of the case are plain and unembellished.

This impressive sterling silver vesta case was crafted by the Birmingham silversmiths Cornelius Desormeaux Saunders & James Francis Hollings (Frank) Shepherd.

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Date: 1887


This antique vesta case is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The enamel panel is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the rim and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear.

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


Length 5cm/2"

Width 3.4cm/1.3"

Height 1cm/0.4"


0.7 troy ounce/20.4g

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