DELIGHTFUL CHESTER SILVER VESTA CASE BY JAMES ...

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MAI99

This exquisite George V silver vesta case bears the marks of the prolific James Deakin & Sons and is dated Chester 1911. The slightly curved rectangular silver body engraved with foliate decorations surrounding a vacant roundel to the front. . The back engraved with floral designs. The base with striker.

Sprung hinged cover.

Ring attachment to the side.

Hallmarks:

JD over WD for James Deakin & Sons (John & William Deakin)
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "l" for 1911.

Dimensions:

5cm x 3.5cm

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

Postage:

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Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £15 International Signed For.
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£110

ARTS & CRAFT SILVER VESTA CASE DESIGNED ...

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DEC78

This rare and exquisite Arts & Crafts silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1904 and was made by William Hair Haseler* who, in partnership with Liberty, launched the Cymric silver line and was responsible for making many of Archibald Knox's designs. Of curved rectangular form, the spot-hammered body with stylised berries, reflecting Knox's classic style which often emcompasses the Arts & Craft and the Art Nouveau movement.

The cover fitted with a suspension ring.

The base with textured striker.

Hallmarks:

W.H.H for William Hair Haseler.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "e" for 1904.
Dimensions:

4.5cm x 4.5cm

Condition:

Excellent.
Minute ding to side.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

* In 1870, Willaim Hair Haseler founded the company, W. H. Haseler & Co, specialising in gold and silver work. Five years later, Arthur Lasenby Liberty started a small shop on the corner of Regent Street in London. Specialising in exotic goods from Japan and the Far East, his business thrived and he became the leading merchant Liberty. During the 1890s, Liberty formed relationships with many leading English designers. In 1898, Liberty and Haseler created a formal partnership to launch the Cymric silver line under the title “Liberty and Co. (Cymric) Ltd.” using free lance designers. One of those designers, Archibald Knox, began designing for Liberty in 1899. He focused on the new Celtic design work for the Cymric range. Haseler was responsible for making many of Knox’s designs.
Postage:

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FABULOUS AESTHETIC MOVEMENT FRENCH SILVER NIELLO VESTA ...

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MARS67

This is a divine 19th Century French *niello silver vesta case. The front decorated with a pair of birds perched on a branch within leafy decorations. The cartouche engraved and dated 1885. The back with a single bird amongst flowering branches. The sprung hinged cover opening to reveal a gilt interior and a full and crisp set of hallmarks.

The base with striker

* Niello is a black mixture of copper, silver and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal, usually silver.


Hallmarks:

Small French guarantee mark.
Maker’s marks JE for Joseph Ettlinger partner of Triefus & Ettlinger, 103 Rue du Temple, Paris.
Import Marks for London.
Date letter “G” for 1882.
Duty Mark.
London Assay mark.

Dimensions:

Length: 6cm / 2.3 inches.
Width: 3.5cm / 1.3 inch.
Depth: 1cm / 0.4 inch.

Weight: 39 g / 1.3 ounces.

Condition:

Excellent.
Niello decorations in very good condition.Clean interior.
Strong hinge.
Very clear set of marks.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from £12 International Signed For.

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VICTORIAN SILVER "COMPASS" VESTA CASE BY A ...

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SEPT57

A Victorian Silver Vesta Case with a gilt & enamel compass inset into the front of the case. The case has a hinged lid.

Fitted with a jump rind.

Base with striker.


Hallmarks:

A&J Z for A&J Zimmerman Ltd.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "W" for 1896.

Dimensions:

3.5cm x 4cm.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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GEORGE VI SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL MATCH ...

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AVR69

This fabulous silver & pale green guilloche enamel match book case is dated Chester 1939 and was made by the celebrated Walker & Hall. It has an elegant tapered rectangular form. The front with a stunning guilloche enamel cover graduating from pale green to cream. The enamel panels within decorative silver borders. It has two silver thumb pieces facilitating the opening of the case.
The back engine-turned.

Hallmarks:

W&H for Walker & Hall.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "O" for 1939.

Condition:
Good.
Enamel in good condition, no chips or loss but some surface scratching.

Dimensions:
6cm x 5cm x 1cm
2.2 inches x 1.4 inches.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
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OF NAVAL INTEREST, A SAMPSON MORDAN VICTORIAN ...

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SEPT74

This is a very rare Victorian silver vesta case enamelled with a yachting pennant signal. It was made by the highly collectable Sampson Mordan and is dated London 1880. Of plain rounded rectangular form, the front inset with a blue and white enamel maritime signal flag.
The back plain, the sprung hinged lid with erased presentation inscription.
The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

SM&Co for Sampson Mordan & Co.
London Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "E" for 1880.

Dimensions:

3.5cm x 5cm.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER VESTA CASE BY ...

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OCTO85

This wonderful Victorian silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1881 and bears the marks of Howard James. Aesthetic movement silver vesta cases are very scarce and this an exquisite example. The front engraved with a butterfly fllying over a pond amongst bamboos, all typical motifs of this movement.
The back plain
Sprung cover and striker to base.

Hallmarks:

H.J for Howard James.
Lion passant.
Duty Mark.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "f" for 1881.

Dimensions:
5cm x 3cm / 1.6 inches x 1.2 inches.

Condition:
Very good.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £12 International Signed For.

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NOVELTY VICTORIAN SILVER "CIGAR" VESTA CASE ...

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SEPT56

This unusual Victorian silver vesta case is of lobed rectangular form, resembling a cigar case. The plain fluted body with sprung hinged cover.

The side fitted with a suspension ring.

The base with textured striker.

Hallmarks:

S I LTD for Stokes & Ireland.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "N" for 1894.

Dimensions:

4.5cm x 3cm

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.

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EDWARDIAN SILVER VESTA INLAID WITH CONNEMARA MARBLE ...

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AOUT96

This is a rare and exquisite small Edwardian silver vesta case. The solid silver body inlaid with connemara marble shamrocks and engraved with foliate decorations.
The sprung hinged cover wit ring attachment.
The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

S&Bm for Smith & Bartlam
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "G" for 1907.

Dimensions:

4cm x 2.5cm

Condition:

Very good
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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ELEGANT ART DECO SILVER AND MALACHITE CIGARETTE ...

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MARS68

This exquisite and very stylish engine-turned silver cigarette case is very reminiscent of the Art Deco era. The front and back with fine engine-turned decorations. The side fitted with an unusual and gorgeous hinged clasp with green malachite cabochon inset. Gilt interior complete with the original elastic band for holding in the cigarettes. Inner case hallmarked on both sides.

Hallmarks:

P.H.V for P H Vogel & Co.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "K" for 1934.
Silver Jubilee Mark.

Dimensions:

8.5cm x 7cm / 3.4 inches x 2.6 inches.

Condition:

Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Good set of marks.

Postage UK: £8 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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NOVELTY EDWARDIAN SILVER "CIGAR" VESTA CASE BY ...

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APR80

This very unusual Edwardian silver vesta case is of lobed rectangular form, resembling a cigar case. The fluted body profusely engraved with foliate decorations surrounding vacant cartouches. The sprung hinged cover opening to reveal a gilt interior.
The base with textured striker.

Hallmarks:
J.G for Joseph Gloster.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "b" for 1903.

Dimensions:
5cm x 3cm / 2 inches x 1.2 inches.

Condition:
Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.

A fabulous addition to a collection.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: £10 International Signed For.
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VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CROCODILE SKIN VESTA CASE, ...

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JANV72

This wonderful and unusual Victorian silver mounted crocodile skin vesta case bears the maker's marks of Edward J. Carnelly, who was a Mount maker. Of rounded rectangular form it has a sprung cover and striker to base. The crocodile skin covered body with hallmarked circular medallion.

It snaps shut beautifully.

Hallmarks:

E.J.C for Edward J. Carnelly.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "x" for 1897.

Dimensions and weight:

5cm x 3.5cm.
1.6 inches x 1.3 inches.


Condition:

Very good.
No tear to the crocodile skin, just very minor wear at places.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.
Good hallmarks.

Postage UK: £7 Special Delivery Next day.
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