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Antique Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - English Foxhounds     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1813
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1909
Silversmith: S. Blanckensee & Son
Place: Birmingham
Price: $ 780.00
Weight: 25 grams
Dimensions: 4.5 cm diameter
Condition: Good, one scratch to enamel, 0.7 cm (above dogs head left). Suspension ring missing (hole below hinge). Dents to lid and base, hinge and closure perfect.

Description: An Edwardian silver and enamel novelty vesta case, of circular form with hinged flip top lid and striker built into the base. The vesta has an applied enamel in silver rope border, featuring a pack of 8 English foxhounds, very attractively modelled with lovely colours. Vesta cases (also called matchsafes) were used to store vestas (early matches before safety matches were invested), they were very popular between 1890 and 1910.
Antique Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - English Foxhounds
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Antique Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - English Foxhounds
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Antique Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - English Foxhounds
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Antique Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - English Foxhounds
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Antique Silver and Enamel Vesta Case - English Foxhounds
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