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Silver Heart Vesta Case
Reference: S1276
Period: Victorian
Year: 1900
Silversmith: Minshull & Latimer
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 290.00
Weight: 40 grams
Dimensions: 5.5 cm * 4.5 cm
Condition: Excellent, hinge and spring excellent, very good fit, gilt fully intact. Appears unused.

Description: Delightful heart shaped vesta case in excellent condition, with engraved initials FVB. The hallmarks are very clear, the lid is also hallmarked. This case has a nice feel in the hand. Vesta cases (called matchsafes in USA) were used to carry wax vesta matches (predate safety matches), they were struck on the serrated edge of the case.
Silver Heart Vesta Case
Heart Vesta

Silver Heart Vesta Case
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Silver Heart Vesta Case
Interior

Silver Heart Vesta Case
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