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Antique Victorian 1886 Engraved Sterling Silver Vesta Match Case

Antique Victorian 1886 Engraved Sterling Silver Vesta Match Case

Regular price £337.00 GBP
Regular price £375.00 GBP Sale price £337.00 GBP
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This Victorian Vesta case is something truly remarkable! Crafted from Sterling Silver with gold gilt on the inside, it is fully hallmarked for Chester 1886. The box is engraved throughout, featuring flowers, animals and scenic themes on either side.

Vesta cases are small portable boxes that were used to keep matches dry. They were made from precious and non-precious metals. The purpose of the Vesta case is also to prevent the matches from igniting. Usually, the base of the vesta case has a serrated edge, known as the striker, which this piece does. Vesta cases were part of the essential 'dress code' of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, making these now a highly collectable item.

Sterling Silver

Measures 5.5cm x 3.5cm
Measures 1.2cm wide

21.24 grams

Queen Victoria Head, Lion mark, Chester, Date letter c (1886)

This Victorian Vesta case remains in very good condition. The box lid shuts firmly and has a complete set of hallmarks on the inside. The case's engraved body is exceptional and free from scratches and dents, with just some light patina due to age. This is a genuine antique piece and a highly collectable item that would be a great addition to anyone's antique collection.

Item number - SD178


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Ring Sizing

If you require a ring sizing, please get in touch. Most of our rings can be sized. This usually takes 7 days. We charge a small fee of £30 for standard sizing, sizing of 3 sizes or more may be subject to an additional cost.

Customs and Taxes

Antiques are usually exempt from import duties, however we cannot be responsible for any duties applied by your country’s customs office. Customs, duties, fees and any import taxes are the responsibility of buyer, as are any return shipping costs.

Payment Plans

We gladly accept layaway on all items in our shop. 
All pieces may be reserved with a 20% non-refundable deposit. 
After the deposit is made you then have 2-4 months to complete the outstanding balance at your own convenience without any pressure from us. 
We usually ask items under £250 are paid within 2 months and any items over £250 are to be paid within 3-4 months. But this can be discussed to suit you. 
If a layaway is cancelled the deposit amount is non-refundable. If a layaway item is returned you are only eligible for shop credit.

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