Antique Vesta Case | Sterling Silver Victorian | Chatelaine Case | Match Safe | 1897 Hallmarked Silver Minimal Pendant - 86cm Long Chain

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A sterling silver antique vesta case from the Victorian era, originally made to attach to a woman's chatelaine clip or a man's fob clip. Smaller than many cases of the era, it looks beautiful on a long chain.

The case has a smooth polished finish - amazing to handle, timelessly beautiful and looking modernist in appearance despite its esteemed 120 years of age!

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Silver Stamps: full hallmarks for the assay office of Birmingham, England and the year 1897 with the maker's mark 'TA&Co' for the Birmingham silversmiths Thomas Acott & Co. The lovely fat suspension ring is also sterling silver.

The top has a great little mechanism as part of the hinge to insure that the lid opens and closes firmly and will not drop shut or open unexpectedly - the case closes tightly and stays closed. The inside of the case is gilded with a light gold coating.

The case is a softly rounded rectangle measuring 2 x 2 inches (33 x 42m) and rounding up from the edge to approximately 14mm in thickness in the center.

Age: 1897 - an esteemed 120 years of age.

Weight: - 20.6 grams without the chain.

Condition: Excellent. Only mild surface wear, no scratches or dings at all. Hallmarks are crisp and clear and the case has perfect closure with no gaps. Lovely natural patina to the silver.

The Chain: The locket is presented on a stainless steel rolo chain 34 inches or 86cm long. Stainless steel suits the color of vintage silver well and is hypoallergenic. The locket and chain are shown on a life size torso in photograph 4.

Janne's observations:
What a beauty! Perfect for carrying that special note, personal affirmation or prayer, amazingly minimal for its age.

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