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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£225
| $300 USD | €255 EUR

VICTORIAN SILVER VESTA CASE, BIRMINGHAM 1875 ...

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SEPT73

This unusual and rather early solid silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1875. Of rounded rectangular form with engine turned panels . the front with monogrammed cartouche. The base with striker, the hinged lid opening to the side. Original vestas included!

Hallmarks:

Maker's marks indistinct.
Lion passant.
Duty Mark.
Birmingham Assay mark.
Date letter "a" for 1875.

Dimensions:
4cm x 2.8cm / 1.4 inches x 1 inch.

Condition:

Good.
No dents.
Minor recess.
Strong hinge.

A great addition to a collection.

Postage UK: 7 Special Delivery Next day.
Postage overseas: 10 International Signed For.
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£165
| $220 USD | €187 EUR

VICTORIAN SILVER VESTA CASE BY WILLIAM HASELER, ...

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MAI82

This very pretty solid silver vesta case is dated Birmingham 1898 and is unusual because of its dainty size. Of rounded rectangular form, the front engraved with foliate patterns surrounding a vacant reserve, the back engraved with conforming decorations.
Sprung hinged cover.
The base with striker.

Hallmarks:
W.H.H . for William Hair Haseler;
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "y" for 1898.

Dimensions:
3.5cm x 2cm
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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£135
| $180 USD | €153 EUR

EDWARDIAN SILVER MATCH BOX COVER BY CRISFORD ...

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FEV44

This charming medium-sized silver matchbox cover is dated Birmingham 1900 and was made by the prolific Crisford & Norris. The front embossed with foliate scrolls surrounding a vacant reserve. Its size means it was probably destined to sit on a desk. Still retains a matchbox with wooden matches.
Raised on four ball feet.

Hallmarks:

C&N for Crisford & Norris.
Birmingham Assay Mark.
Lion Passant.
Date letter "a" for 1900.

Condition:

Good.

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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£125
| $166 USD | €142 EUR

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

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APR51

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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ART DECO SILVER & GUILLOCHE ENAMEL MATCH ...

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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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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.
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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VICTORIAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER VESTA CASE BY ...

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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

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.
Postage overseas: from 12 International Signed For.

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SOLD