QUALITY ANTIQUE 18K GOLD DIAMOND & STAR SAPPHIRE MATCH SAFE / VESTA CASE c1891
An antique English, solid 18 carat gold match safe / vesta case; finely made, with applied ornate gold decoration to the front, set with a sparkling white old mine-cut diamond and a wonderful natural blue/grey star sapphire cabochon. With a sprung button hinged lid, blued steel spring and striker to the base.
Wow - a fabulous quality match safe...wonderfully collectable!
CONDITION: All original and very, very good. Minimal signs of wear and pocket use, one or two shallow dents. Hinge & closure perfect.
DATE/MARKS: English hallmark for London 1891. Sponsor's marks WS.
DIMENSIONS: 51 x 26 mm overall, diamond approx. 3.7 mm diameter, sapphire approx. 6.8 mm diameter (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 23.4 grams.