Antique Vesta Case | Sterling Silver Locket | Edwardian Vesta Case, Engraved Silver Match Safe | 1905 English Hallmarks - 34 Inch Long Chain


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An Edwardian lady's sterling silver antique vesta case, originally made to attach to a woman's chatelaine clip, wonderful as a locket to hold that special message or love token.

A lacy hand chased pattern on both sides - open the lid and there is a gorgeous pop of gold with the gilded interior. The highly polished case is concave on one side, made to hold with a thumb - a beautifully tactile piece.

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Sterling Silver: The vesta case has full hallmarks for sterling silver from Birmingham, England and the year 1905. The maker's mark 'J&C' is also present - this is the stamp of Jones & Crompton, silversmiths of Birmingham.

The flip top has a great little mechanism as part of the hinge to ensure that the lid opens and closes firmly and will not drop shut or open unexpectedly.

Size: The smaller sized case is a softly rounded rectangle measuring 1 x 1.5 inches (26 x 38mm) and approximately 9mm in thickness.

Age: 1905 (112 years of age)

Weight: - 16.8 gms without the chain

Condition: Excellent. Hallmarks are crisp and clear, the sprung hinge is working perfectly, closure is tight and firm with no gaps whatsoever. The silver is smooth and lovely to handle. Please note: any black marks in the images are simply reflections in the highly polished silver.

The Chain: Presented on a stainless steel chain, 34 inches or 86cm long. The color suits aged silver well and is hypoallergenic. Shown on a life size torso in image #3.

Janne's observations:
It's not often I find a vesta case in such lovely condition, a lovely piece of Edwardian silver that is a perfect size for a locket.

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