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1890s Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Compass Vesta Case

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English hallmarked sterling silver compass vesta case; an addition to our boxes and cases collection This exceptional antique Victorian English sterling silver vesta case has a plain rectangular rounded form. The surface of this impressive antique vesta case is plain and retains the original compass to the centre of the anterior side. The compass is embellished with cardinal and intermediate marks forming a 16 point compass rose. The reverse of this fine vesta case is embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'B.H.S.S'. This piece is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover with a plain thumbpiece to the side. There is an integrated serrated panel/match striker to the underside. Condition This Victorian vesta case is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. This silver vesta case has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. The compass is in perfect working condition in keeping with age. Full hallmarks struck to the rim of body and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear. Dimensions Length 3.4cm/1.3" Width 1.1cm/0.4" Height 4.6cm/1.8" Weight 0.86 troy ounce/26.7g Maker: Cornelius Saunders & Francis Shepherd Date: 1897 Origin: Birmingham, England Video: A video of this Fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique Victorian gold piece.   

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  • Dimensions
    H 1.8 in. x W 0.4 in. x D 1.3 in.H 4.58 cm x W 1.02 cm x D 3.31 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A7698
  • Reference Number
    LU120027706473
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Located in Jesmond, GB
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