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Victorian English Sterling Silver and Enamel Vesta Box

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An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver and enamel vesta box; an addition to our silver boxes collection. 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. 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. Dimensions: Length 4.5cm/1.8" Width 2.6cm/1" Height 1.3cm/0.5" Weight: 1 troy ounce/29.5g Maker: Untraced Maker's Marks Date: 1886 Origin: Birmingham, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request.  

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  • Condition Details
    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 and part hallmarks are all very clear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 0.5 in. x W 1.0 in. x D 1.8 in.H 1.27 cm x W 2.54 cm x D 4.58 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A7706
  • Reference Number
    LU1200213459912
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Associations: LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques Dealers, International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Jesmond, GB
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