19th c austrian silver enamel tinderbox by georg adam schied vienna circa 1870

19TH C. AUSTRIAN SILVER & ENAMEL TINDERBOX BY GEORG ADAM SCHIED, VIENNA CIRCA 1870


Price

SOLD

Item Ref

APR51

Description

This rare solid silver and dark blue enamel tinderbox bears the marks of Georg Adam Schied, reputed Austrian silversmith from the mid 19th Century. The vesta is enamelled on the front, the back and all sides. It comes complete with the original tinder wick. The lid of the case has a recessed hinge displaying superb workmanship.The right-hand side incorporating a hinged lid compartment with chain attached to the cord to operate its movement within the vesta. The back of the vesta with striker.
A fabulous and extremely rare collectors' piece.
Hallmarks:
The inside bears the makers mark "G.A.S." (George Adam Scheid) and the hexagonal lozenge mark with Diana head and a "2" .
Condition:
Very good
Enamel in very good condition. No chips , minor surface wear, commensurate with age.
Good clear hallmarks.
Good hinge.
Original wick.
Dimensions:
6cm x 3.5cm x 1cm
2.2 inches x 1.2 inches.
Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.
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Internal Ref: APR51


Dimensions

Height = 1 cm (1")
Width = 5 cm (2")
Depth = 3 cm (1")



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