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Antique English Sterling Silver Victorian Novelty Vesta Case

Stock Code 198844
Maker(s) UNKNOWN (worked from c.1950)
Country of Origin England
Dated 1913
Medium Silver
Weight 0.60 Troy Ounces (18.66 grams)
Signed/Inscribed/Dated Birmingham 1913 by B? (Makers mark softly struck)
Condition Excellent
Dimensions 1.50cm long (0.59 inches deep)
3.00cm high (1.18 inches high)
4.50cm wide (1.77 inches wide)
Description / Expertise A very unusual novelty vesta in the form of a Gladstone bag. The removable striking plate,with ring attached,allows the vesta to be refilled with matches.Depressing a spring within the handle allows the individual match to be dispensed when required. The body engraved on each side,with a vacant cartouche on one and the pat no 20876 on the other.
Price £530.00