RARE 19TH C. AUSTRIAN SILVER & ENAMEL ...

Item Number
APR51

This fabulous and very unusual 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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£295

RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER "CRESCENT MOON" VESTA ...

Item Number
JUIN62

This is a rare and beautiful Edwardian solid silver vesta case. Of circular form, the right side applied with a crescent moon. Opening to reveal a gilt interior.

Sprung hinged cover.

The back plain.

The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

JR for John Rose.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "f" for 1905.

Dimensions:

Diameter: 5cm / 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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£245

STYLISH SILVER SOVEREIGN CASE BY JOSEPH GLOSTER, ...

Item Number
MAI95

This simple and elegant Edwardian silver single sovereign case is of circular form. It has a plain body centred by a circular vacant reserve. It was made in Birmingham in 1907 by Colen Hewer Cheshire. The sprung hinged cover opening to reveal a spring loaded compartment
Push button clasp with suspension loop.
Snaps shut beautifully.
Sprung mechanisms in good order.
Hallmarks:
Inner cover fully hallmarked.
Sovereign frame with date letter and Lion Passant.
C.C for Colen Hewer Cheshire
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "k" for 1909.
Dimensions:
Diameter 3.2cm - 1 2/8 inches
Weight: 23 g / 0.6 ounce.
Condition:
Dood.
Sprung mechanism in very good order.
Push button in very good order.
Snaps shut nicely.
Strong hinge.
No dings to the front.
Ding at the back.
Clear hallmarks.
Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: from 12 International Signed For.
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£175

FABULOUS VICTORIAN SILVER TRIPLE CIGAR CASE BY ...

Item Number
OCT63

Victorian solid silver cigar cases are very sought-after and this is a fine example. Of conventional lobed rectangular form, the plain fluted body with front catch opening to reveal a bright gilt interior. It has a very good gauge of silver and feels satisfyingly heavy.

Hallmarks:

WN for William Neale
Sheffield Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "e" for 1897.

Dimensions:

Length: 13cm / 5 inches
Width: 5.5cm / 2.2 inches,
.Depth : 2cm / 1 inc,
Weight: 120 g/ 4.2 oz.

Condition:

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


Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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FABULOUS ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL ...

Item Number
OCT91

This fabulous silver & pale lilac guilloche enamel match book case is dated Birmingham 1928 and was made by the celebrated Henry Matthews. It has an elegant rounded rectangular form. The front with a stunning guilloche enamel cover. It has two silver thumb pieces facilitating the opening of the case.

The back plain.

The interior a pale gilt.

Hallmarks:

HM for Henry Matthews.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "D" for 1928.

Condition:

Excellent.
Enamel in very good condition.
Minor ding at the back, barely noticeable.
Good clear hallmarks.


Dimensions:

6cm x 4cm x 1cm
2.2 inches x 1.4 inches.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.

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

Item Number
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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RARE NOVELTY SILVER VESTA CASE APPLIED WITH ...

Item Number
AOUT65

This is a unique and wonderful solid silver vesta case. Of rounded rectangular form, it is applied diagonally with a naturalistic fish.

Sprung hinged cover.

The back plain.

The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

R.B.S for the Rolason Brothers.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "m" for 1911.

Dimensions:

5cm x 5.5cm

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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RARE NOVELTY SILVER VESTA CASE APPLIED WITH ...

Item Number
OCT61

This is a rare Edwardian solid silver vesta case. Of rounded rectangular form, it is applied with a red setter

Sprung hinged cover.

The back plain.

The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

HM for Henry Matthews.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "i" for 1908.

Dimensions:

5cm x 5.5cm

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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RARE NOVELTY EDWARDIAN SILVER VESTA CASE BY ...

Item Number
SEPT63

This very unusual Edwardian silver vesta case is of lobed rectangular form, resembling a cigar case. The fluted body profusely engraved with sprigs. The sprung hinged cover fitted with a suspension ring.

The base with textured striker.

Hallmarks:

S.BROS. for the Sydenham Brothers.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "c" for 1904.

Dimensions:

3.5cm 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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NOVELTY VICTORIAN SILVER "CIGAR" VESTA CASE ...

Item Number
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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RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER VESTA INLAID WITH CONNEMARA ...

Item Number
JANV57

This exquisite silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1906 and bears the marks of Davis, Moss & Co, silversmiths & Connemara art jewellers. The rectangular body is inlaid with connemara marble shamrocks surrounded by sprigs and shamrocks. The back finely engraved with flowers around a vacant roundel.

The base with plain striker.

Gilt interior.

Hallmarks:

DM&CO for David Moss & Co.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "g" for 1906.

Dimensions:

3.5cm 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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EXQUISITE VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER VESTA CASE ...

Item Number
AVRIL 50

This wonderful silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1878 and bears the marks of the sought-after maker George Unite. The front engraved with a butterfly amongst sprigs of flowers surrounding a vacant reserve, the back engraved with typical flying sparrows and bamboos.

Sprung cover with push button and striker to base.

Hallmarks:

GU for George Unite.
Lion passant.
Duty Mark.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "d" for 1878.

Dimensions:

4.5cm x 3cm / 1.6 inches x 1.2 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
Push button functioning
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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER MOUNTED CROCODILE SKIN VESTA ...

Item Number
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.
Postage overseas: from 12 International Signed For.

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FABULOUS SILVER MOUNTED LEATHER CIGAR CASE BY ...

Item Number
SEPT66

This wonderful silver mounted brown leather cigar case was retailed by the illustrious Tiffany & Co and bears the marks of Albert William Feaveryear, who was the manager of Tiffany's London branch. The leather case has a wonderfully rich patina and is elegantly bordered by a fine silver rim. The case modelled to contain five cigars.

Hallmarks:

AWF for Albert William Feaveryear (Tiffany & Co)
London Assay mark.
Lion passant.
Date letter "h" for 1923

Dimensions:

Height: 14cm / 5.4 inches.
Width: 10cm / 4 inches.

Condition:

Very good.
Leather in very good condition with no tears. Traces of initials being removed on the front flap cover.
Silver rim in excellent condition with good hallmarks.

Postage UK: 8 Special Delivery Next day.

Postage overseas: 12 International Signed For.

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RARE VICTORIAN SILVER PLATED NOVELTY FOX'S HEAD ...

Item Number
OCT 39

This is a rare and delightful Victorian vesta case in the form of a fox's head. It has a textured body and the eyes are set with red paste stones. The hinged sprung lid at the back opens to reveal the match storage compartment.

Dimensions:

Length: 5cm

Condition:

Very good.
Strong hinge.
Snaps shut
No loss to silver plate.

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UNUSUAL NOVELTY EDWARDIAN SILVER "CIGAR" VESTA CASE ...

Item Number
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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ELEGANT ART DECO SILVER MATCH CASE BY ...

Item Number
MAI96

This is very stylish Art Deco solid silver pocket match case is dated Birmingham 1935. The engine-turned hinged lid with vacant rectangular cartouche. The back with conforming decorations.
Complete with original matches.

Hallmarks:
WW LD for W Wilkinson Ltd
Lion Passant.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Date letter "K" for 1935.

Dimensions:
6 cm x 4.5cm
Condition:
Excellent.
No dings or dents.
Strong hinge.
Gilt interior still bright.
Good set of marks.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.
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DECORATIVE EDWARDIAN SILVER MATCHBOX COVER BY HENRY ...

Item Number
SEPT98

This medium-sized solid silver matchbox cover is dated London 1907. The front pierced with fretwork decorations surrounding a vacant cartouche,. Its size means it was probably destined to sit on a desk. Still retains the original matchbox with wooden matches.

Plain sides and base.

Hallmarks:

HWLd for Henry Williamson Limited.
London Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "m" for 1907.

Condition:

Excellent.


Dimensions:

Length: 6 cm - 3 inches.
Width: 4cm - 2 inches.
Height: 2 cm - 0.6 inch.

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

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GOOD GEORGE V SILVER ENGINE-TURNED VESTA CASE ...

Item Number
FEB59

This elegant solid silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1915 and bears the marks of W H Haseler Ltd. The back and front with engine-turned reeded decorations around a vacant roundel.

Fitted with a suspension ring.

The base with plain striker.

Hallmarks:

W.H.H for W H Haseler.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "q" for 1915.

Dimensions and weight:

4cm x 3cm.
1.4 inches x 1.2 inches.
24g / 0.86 oz.

Condition:

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

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

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DELIGHTFUL EDWARDIAN SILVER VESTA CASE BY ...

Item Number
OCT94

This very pretty solid silver vesta case is dated Chester 1901 and was made by the prolific Rolason Brothers. Of rounded rectangular form, it is engraved with foliate patterns on an engine-turned background. The front with a vacant reserve, the back engraved with a flower sprig.

Sprung hinged cover.

The base with striker.

Hallmarks:

R.B.S for the Rolason Brothers.
Chester Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "A" for 1901.

Dimensions:

4cm x 5.5cm

Condition:

Excellent.
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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DELIGHTFUL GEORGE V SILVER VESTA CASE ...

Item Number
MAI47

This exquisite solid silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1911 and bears the marks of Smith & Bartlam. The front engraved with ivy leaves surrounbdinf=g a heart-shaped vacant cartouche. The back with conforming decorations.

Fitted with a suspension ring.

The base with plain striker.

Hallmarks:

S&BM for Smith & Bartlam.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "n" for 1911.

Dimensions and weight:

3.5cm x 3cm.
1.4 inches x 1.2 inches.
15g / 0.53 oz.

Condition:
Good.
No dents but some unevenness.
Strong hinge.
Spring mechanism in full working order.
Good hallmarks.

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

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SOLD