GOOD 19TH CENTURY CHINESE EXPORT SILVER MATCH ...

Item Ref
DEC95

This exquisite medium-sized Chinese Export silver matchbox cover is very naturalistic, which dates it dates circa 1875. The front beautifully embossed with peonies on a very fine spot-hammered background. Its size means it was probably destined to sit on a desk. Still retains a matchbox with wooden matches.

Plain sides and base.

Silver marks:

Unidentified maker, Canton, China, circa 1875
Marks: WA, (shop mark)
Chinese character mark
Silver Purity 90

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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£165
| $220 USD | €187 EUR

FABULOUS VICTORIAN SILVER TRIPLE CIGAR CASE BY ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $393 USD | €334 EUR

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

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $393 USD | €334 EUR

FABULOUS ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $366 USD | €312 EUR

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

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $366 USD | €312 EUR

RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER "CRESCENT MOON" VESTA ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $326 USD | €278 EUR

RARE NOVELTY SILVER VESTA CASE APPLIED WITH ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

RARE NOVELTY SILVER VESTA CASE APPLIED WITH ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

RARE NOVELTY EDWARDIAN SILVER VESTA CASE BY ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

NOVELTY VICTORIAN SILVER "CIGAR" VESTA CASE ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

RARE EDWARDIAN SILVER VESTA INLAID WITH CONNEMARA ...

Item Ref
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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SOLD
| $260 USD | €221 EUR

EXQUISITE VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER VESTA CASE ...

Item Ref
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
SOLD
| $236 USD | €201 EUR