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A Rare Military Interest Double Silver Vesta

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Jeff Sims Antiques


A handsome George V double silver vesta of rectangular form, heavy quality and of larger size. This attractive example has an engraving to the front featuring a flag and a pennant. Underneath is S.Y. Undine Xmas 1926.
A number of gold and silver souvenirs from the Undine, made in the years 1920 to 1931, have been noted.
Although there have been a number of steam yachts named ‘Undine’, the following yacht, detailed on the website is almost certainly the yacht commemorated by this vesta.
‘The auxiliary steam yacht MOLLY was built in 1897 by Camper & Nicholsons, as a gentleman’s yacht. She was sailed in the Solent area . She was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1914 for harbour patrol duties and renamed UNDINE. After the war, she returned to use as a yacht (still named UNDINE) until being requisitioned again in the Second World War, when she was renamed WATERMAIDEN. In 1945, she returned to her owner, her wheelhouse was enlarged, and she reverted to the name UNDINE; in 1947, she was re-engined with an Atlantic diesel. In 1979 she became UNDINE OF SOLENT, a name she retained until 1990, when her accommodation was restored by Tough’s and she again became UNDINE. She retains the characteristics of a classic Victorian auxiliary yacht’.
There is an attaching ring to the side for a fob chain. A good collector's piece, with Naval interest and offered with the original felt pouch. Dimensions below.
Postage and packing :- £8.00 UK.
£16.00 Worldwide.
Condition :- Excellent, with no dents or splits.The lid closes well and the spring is strong.
Hallmarks :- Clear and readable.
Date :- B'ham 1926.
Maker :- Deaking & Francis.
Height :- 5 cms.
Width :- 8 cms.
Depth :- 1 cm.
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Internal Ref: 12035


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.


Height = 5 cm (2.0")
Width = 8 cm (3.1")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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