A fine quality English sterling silver kidney shaped vesta case hallmarked in Chester in the year 1906. Chester Assay Office closed in 1964 resulting in these historical hallmarks becoming very sought after.
This is a particularly nice example of these charming match safes, elegantly proportioned, feminine and floral it is bound to be one made for the ladies. This vesta is hand-engraved in a beautiful and romantic ivy pattern (the clinging ivy speaks of eternal love in the Language of Flowers) and the interior is gilded in gold, a sign of quality piece. The front bears a shield shape cartouche inscribed in an ornate monogram
We have added a new Italian extra long sterling silver Belcher chain so this exquisite pocket jewel is ready to wear right out of the box.
Evoking an age of bygone elegance this Edwardian fine silver accessory is now a gorgeous and versatile pendant necklace that you can wear and adore. Perfect to hold treasured keepsakes, nostalgic mementoes or a even a love letter!
MATERIALS: Sterling silver, gold gilt
MEASUREMENTS: vesta pendant 1-1/2" (4cm) tall, 1-1/4" (3cm) wide, 9mm deep. Chain 22" ( 56cm)
WEIGHT: 17.6 grams
DATE: Edwardian, dated 1906
HALLMARKS: vesta pendant stamped 'lion passant' for sterling, 'wheatsheaves & sword' for Chester, date letter 'F' for 1906, makers mark 'T&S' for Trevitt & Sons. Chain stamped '925'
CONDITION: in excellent antique condition with the hinge in perfect working order ensuring the top snaps tightly closed. The engraving is still crisp and fresh and the striker on the bottom shows no signs it has ever been used.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Gold.