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Victorian Silver Golfer Vesta Case (Match Safe) - Goldsmiths & Silversmiths     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11095
Period: Victorian
Year: 1886
Silversmith: Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd.
Place: London
Price: $ 500.00
Weight: 28 grams
Dimensions: 5.0 cm *3.4 cm
Condition: Excellent, hinge and closure also excellent, light scratches, tiny dent to rear. Some rust on interior hinge mechanism.

Description: An early antique silver vesta case, with an applied cast golfer in full swing. The vesta is rectangular, with applied strike plate on the bottom of the vesta, the hinge lid has a suspension loop for adding to a chain. Dated 1886 this is an early vesta case, most vestas date between 1890 and 1920. The hallmarks are clear, and include makers mark WG/JL (William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman) of Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co of Regent Street, a very prestigious firm founded in 1882, now the designated house of Crown Jewellers Garrards, following amalgamation in 1952 (both part of Sears via Mappin & Webb). John Langman was an interesting personality, he equipped and maintained the Langham Field Hospital during the Boer War (Culme, Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, page 184).
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