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birmingham 1900 solid silver leaf and scroll engraved vesta matchsafe in very good condition


Birmingham 1900 Solid Silver Leaf And Scroll Engraved Vesta Matchsafe In Very Good Condition.


£100 | $139 USD | €117 EUR
Item Number: SA31325
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Serpentine Antiques
This antique has been viewed 65 times in the past month with the most views from Singapore.


Birmingham 1900 English hallmarked solid silver leaf and scroll engraved vesta matchsafe, with interesting diagonally seamed cover, and match strike to lower edge.
Vesta cases are airtight cases made to contain short friction matches and keep them safe and dry. They were made in many materials, and some in precious metals like this one, usually with gilt linings, to protect against corrosion from the match heads. They were widely made and used from 1890-1920. Many had a loop attached, like this one, to attach to an albert chain. Now, they are very collectable and interesting small antique silver items.
Size-1.75 inches by 1.1 inches.
Weight-20 grams.
Very good quality, with very hard to see line mark to back.
In very good condition.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.

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Serpentine Antiques
at The Antiques Warehouse
Badshot Farm
St. Georges Rd
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