DELIGHTFUL VICTORIAN SILVER VESTA CASE BY WILLIAM ...

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MAI82

This very pretty solid silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1898 and is unusual because of its dainty size. Of rounded rectangular form, the front engraved with foliate patterns surrounding a vacant reserve, the back engraved with conforming decorations.
Sprung hinged cover.
The base with striker.

Hallmarks:
W.H.H . for William Hair Haseler;
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "y" for 1898.

Dimensions:
3.5cm x 2cm
Condition:
Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.
Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.
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£135
| $180 USD | €153 EUR

PRETTY EDWARDIAN SILVER MATCH BOX COVER BY ...

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FEV44

This charming medium-sized silver matchbox cover is dated Birmingham 1900 and was made by the prolific Crisford & Norris. The front embossed with foliate scrolls surrounding a vacant reserve. Its size means it was probably destined to sit on a desk. Still retains a matchbox with wooden matches.
Raised on four ball feet.

Hallmarks:

C&N for Crisford & Norris.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "a" for 1900.

Condition:

Good.

Dimensions:

Length: 6 cm - 3 inches.
Width: 4cm - 2 inches.
Height: 2 cm - 0.6 inch.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 15 International Signed For.
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£125
| $166 USD | €142 EUR

FABULOUS VICTORIAN SILVER TRIPLE CIGAR CASE BY ...

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OCT63

Victorian solid silver cigar cases are very sought-after and this is a fine example. Of conventional lobed rectangular form, the plain fluted body with front catch opening to reveal a bright gilt interior. It has a very good gauge of silver and feels satisfyingly heavy.

Hallmarks:

WN for William Neale
Sheffield Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "e" for 1897.

Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5 inches
Width: 5.5cm / 2.2 inches,
.Depth : 2cm / 1 inc,
Weight: 120 g/ 4.2 oz.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Catch mechanism in full working order.


Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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RARE 19TH C. AUSTRIAN SILVER & ENAMEL ...

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APR51

This fabulous and very unusual solid silver and dark blue enamel tinderbox bears the marks of Georg Adam Schied, reputed Austrian silversmith from the mid 19th Century. The vesta is enamelled on the front, the back and all sides. It comes complete with the original tinder wick. The lid of the case has a recessed hinge displaying superb workmanship.The right-hand side incorporating a hinged lid compartment with chain attached to the cord to operate its movement within the vesta. The back of the vesta with striker.

A fabulous and extremely rare collectors' piece.

Hallmarks:

The inside bears the makers mark "G.A.S." (George Adam Scheid) and the hexagonal lozenge mark with Diana head and a "2" .

Condition:

Very good
Enamel in very good condition. No chips , minor surface wear, commensurate with age.
Good clear hallmarks.
Good hinge.
Original wick.

Dimensions:

6cm x 3.5cm x 1cm
2.2 inches x 1.2 inches.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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FABULOUS ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL ...

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OCT91

This fabulous silver & pale lilac guilloche enamel match book case is dated Birmingham 1928 and was made by the celebrated Henry Matthews. It has an elegant rounded rectangular form. The front with a stunning guilloche enamel cover. It has two silver thumb pieces facilitating the opening of the case.

The back plain.

The interior a pale gilt.

Hallmarks:

HM for Henry Matthews.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "D" for 1928.

Condition:

Excellent.
Enamel in very good condition.
Minor ding at the back, barely noticeable.
Good clear hallmarks.


Dimensions:

6cm x 4cm x 1cm
2.2 inches x 1.4 inches.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER "COMPASS" VESTA CASE BY ...

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SEPT57

A Victorian Silver Vesta Case with a gilt & enamel compass inset into the front of the case. The case has a hinged lid.

Fitted with a jump rind.

Base with striker.


Hallmarks:

A&J Z for A&J Zimmerman Ltd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "W" for 1896.
Dimensions:

3.5cm x 4cm

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER "CRESCENT MOON" VESTA ...

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JUIN62

This is a rare and beautiful Edwardian solid silver vesta case. Of circular form, the right side applied with a crescent moon. Opening to reveal a gilt interior.

Sprung hinged cover.

The back plain.

The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

JR for John Rose.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "f" for 1905.

Dimensions:

Diameter: 5cm / 2 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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STUNNING GEORGE VI SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL ...

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AVR69

This fabulous silver & pale green guilloche enamel match book case is dated Chester 1939 and was made by the celebrated Walker & Hall. It has an elegant tapered rectangular form. The front with a stunning guilloche enamel cover graduating from pale green to cream. The enamel panels within decorative silver borders. It has two silver thumb pieces facilitating the opening of the case.
The back engine-turned.

Hallmarks:

W&H for Walker & Hall.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "O" for 1939.

Condition:
Good.
Enamel in good condition, no chips or loss but some surface scratching.

Dimensions:
6cm x 5cm x 1cm
2.2 inches x 1.4 inches.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.
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RARE NOVELTY SILVER VESTA CASE APPLIED WITH ...

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AOUT65

This is a unique and wonderful solid silver vesta case. Of rounded rectangular form, it is applied diagonally with a naturalistic fish.

Sprung hinged cover.

The back plain.

The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

R.B.S for the Rolason Brothers.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "m" for 1911.

Dimensions:

5cm x 5.5cm

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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RARE NOVELTY SILVER VESTA CASE APPLIED WITH ...

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OCT61

This is a rare Edwardian solid silver vesta case. Of rounded rectangular form, it is applied with a red setter

Sprung hinged cover.

The back plain.

The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

HM for Henry Matthews.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "i" for 1908.

Dimensions:

5cm x 5.5cm

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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NOVELTY VICTORIAN SILVER "CIGAR" VESTA CASE ...

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SEPT56

This unusual Victorian silver vesta case is of lobed rectangular form, resembling a cigar case. The plain fluted body with sprung hinged cover.

The side fitted with a suspension ring.

The base with textured striker.

Hallmarks:

S I LTD for Stokes & Ireland.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "N" for 1894.

Dimensions:

4.5cm x 3cm

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER VESTA INLAID WITH CONNEMARA ...

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JANV57

This exquisite silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1906 and bears the marks of Davis, Moss & Co, silversmiths & Connemara art jewellers. The rectangular body is inlaid with connemara marble shamrocks surrounded by sprigs and shamrocks. The back finely engraved with flowers around a vacant roundel.

The base with plain striker.

Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

DM&CO for David Moss & Co.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "g" for 1906.

Dimensions:

3.5cm x 3cm

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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SOLD